pretty peggy-o lyrics – bob dylan

(first release—traditional, arranged by bob dylan)

i’ve been around this whole country
but i never yet found fennario.

well, as we marched down
as we marched down
well, as we marched down to fennario
well, our captain fell in love
with a lady like a dove
her name that she had was pretty peggy-o

well, what will your mother say
what will your mother say
what will your mother say, pretty peggy-o
what will your mother say
to know you’re going away
you’re never, never, never coming back-io?

come a-running down your stairs
come a-running down your stairs
come a-running down your stairs, pretty peggy-o
come a-running down your stairs
comb back your yellow hair
you’re the prettiest darned girl i ever seen-io.

the lieutenant he has gone
the lieutenant he has gone
the lieutenant he has gone, pretty peggy-o
the lieutenant he has gone
long gone
he’s a-riding down in texas with the rodeo.

well, our captain he is dead
our captain he is dead
our captain he is dead, pretty peggy-o
well, our captain he is dead
died for a maid
he’s buried somewheres in louisiana-o.

/ bob dylan lyrics