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A Roving

This is a traditional sea shanty. Our song starts with:

A-roving, a-roving, since roving’s been my ru-i-in,
I’ll go no more a-roving with you, fair maid.

In Amsterdam there lived a maid,
Mark well what I do say,
In Amsterdam there lived a maid,
Who was always pinching sailors’ pay.
I’ll go no more a-roving with you, fair maid.


A-roving, a-roving, since roving’s been my ru-i-in,
I’ll go no more a-roving with you, fair maid.

I can’t find the rest of the song as we sing it – departs from the original words.

Ku-Ring-Gai Male Choir
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The Ku-ring-gai Male Choir acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past, present and emerging – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.