I've a nice little house, I've a cow or two and grass,
I've a plant garden running by the door.
I've a shelter for the hens, and a stable for the ass,
Aye, what could a man want more?
Will she go? I don't know,
But a bachelor is easy and he's free.
I've lots to look after, sure I'm living all alone,
Nobody's looking after me.

Now me father often tells me I should go and have a try,
To find a girl that owns a bit of land.
And I know the way he says it he has someone on his mind,
And me Mammy has the whole thing planned.
Will she go? I don't know,
but t'would mollify them greatly to agree.
Now there's little Bridget Flynn, it's her I'd love to win,
But she never has an eye for me.

Now there's a little girl who is worth her weight in gold,
And that's a decent dowry, don't ye see?
And I mean to go and ask her, the minute I get bold,
If she'll come and have an eye for me.
Will she go? I don't know,
but I'd love to have her sitting on me knee.
And I'd sing like a thrush on a hawthorn bush,
If she'd come and have an eye for me.