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Kiss in the Morning Early
Traditional. Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
notes: Like many songs of seduction, this is heavy with metaphor. "His
awl and his hammer were neat as a pin", and the "Kiss" are prime
examples.
Kiss in the Morning Early
(Trad.)

        D                                             G
It was early one morning a young maid arose
           D                                 A
And she dressed herself up in the finest of clothes
          D                                                    G
And it’s off to the shoemaker’s shop, sure she goes
      D                           A  D
For a kiss in the morning, early

The cobbler arose and he soon let her in
His awl and his hammer were neat as a pin
And he had the will for to greet her so slim
For her kiss in the morning early

Oh cobbler, oh cobbler, ‘tis soon we’ll be wed
And nestled together in a fine feather bed
So give me two shoes with two buckles of red
For my kiss in the morning early

He tied the two shoes to the back of her waist
She praised his good cobbling and shoemaker’s taste
And she told to her father she woefully faced
For it was in the morning early

Oh Father, oh Father, I’ve got me a man
And he is the one I would wed if I can
As handsome as ever in leather did stand
For me kiss in the morning early

Her father was thinking and thinking again
To wed her to riches and have him for kin
Who knows, but it might be the prince of a king
That she kissed in the morning early

Who knows, but it might be some jobber from town
Or a wealthy sea captain who’s sailed the world ‘round
Or some man with some thousands and thousands of pounds
That she kissed in the morning early

Her father was smiling, his daughter embraced
But touching the buckles he drew back in haste
He spied the two shoes at the back of her waist
And it was in the morning early

Oh Daughter, oh Daughter, he started to shout
When he did discover what she was about
God knows it was none but that old cobbling clout
That you kissed in the morning early