Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be


(Folk song)

Oh dear what can the matter be, (repeat twice)
My maid has gone to the fair.

He promised to give me a fairing to please me
And then for a kiss, oh! he vowed he would tease me
He promised to buy me a bunch of blue ribbons
To tie up my bonny brown hair.

See also


  • Song with chords in 2 keys (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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