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The Farmer's Daughter is a common folk romance. Made popular with a tune anyone can carry and lyrics that can be interchanged the song transcends time. The opening and ending verses are always sung exactly except for the third line of the chorus which transitions. Most people sing with an accompanying of three to five central verses of their own design. Not only does this lead to a common belief that the original lyrics are lost but that you can tell a community by the verses they use.

Origin

The first time anyone sung The Farmer's Daughter can't be placed, however it is believed to have started either in northern Doliceire or southern Jericho. The first iteration described a love story about a wandering mercenary who met and fell in love with a young girl. He later went to stay in the town and marry the girl as described by the end of the song.

Lyrics

I danced with the farmer's daughter

Spun her round and round

And with a song in both our hearts she bore me to the ground

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I ran with the farmer's daughter

Through fields of unthreshed wheat

And with a gentle kiss she made to sweep me from my feet.

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I danced with the farmer's daughter

Spun her round and round

And with a lover's touch she bore me to the ground.

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I wove with the farmer's daughter

Through woods of tallest tree

And in the light of a thousand stars she had eyes for only me.

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I danced with the farmer's daughter

Spun her round and round

And with a firm embrace she would bear me to the ground

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I lay with the farmer's daughter

On a moonlit night so bright

And in the shadowed thicket she shone beneath silver light.

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So I'll talk with the farmer proper

I'll ask him for her hand

For she is the fairest thing I've found in this unyielding land.

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She bore my love so freely

Like a candle to its flame

And with a hand in marriage I shall entrust her to my name.

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I walked this world a plenty

I traveled far and wide

But in the end it took a farmer's daughter

For me to find my bride.