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There was a lord who lived in this town

Who had a lovely and handsome daughter

She was courted by a fine young man

Who was a servant to her father

And when her parents came to know

They swore they'd ban him from the island

The maid she swore that heart would break

Had she to part with young Matt Hyland


So straight away to her love she goes

Into his room to awake him

Saying arise my love and go away

This very night you will be taken

I overheard my parents say

Inspite of me they will transport you

So arise my love and go away

I wish to God I'd gone before you


They both sat down up on the bed

Just for the side of one half hour

And not a word by either said

As down their cheeks the tears did shower

She laid her hand up an his breast

Around his neck her arms entwined

Not a duke nor lord nor an earl I'll wed

I'll wait for you my own Matt Hyland


The lord conversed with her daughter fair

One night alone in her chamber

Saying we'll give you leave for to bring him back

Since there's no one can win your favour

She wrote a letter then in haste

Her heart for him was still repining

They brought him back to the church they went

And made a lord of young Matt Hyland