"My hat is frozen to my head. My body's like a lump of lead"

("Cold, Haily, Windy Night" performed by Steeleye Span)

Oh, my hat it is frozen to my head

And my feet they are like a lump of lead.

My shoes they are frozen to my feet

A-standing at your window.

 

"Oh let me in" the soldier cried,

Cold, haily, windy night,

"Oh let me in," the soldier cried,

"For I'll not go back again-o."

 

"My father he watches on the street,

My mother the chamber keys do keep,

The doors and windows, they do creak,

I dare not let you in-o."

 

"Oh let me in," the soldier cried,

Cold, haily, windy night,

"Oh let me in," the soldier cried,

"For I'll not go back again-o."

 

And she's rose up and she's let him in,

She's kissed her true love cheek and chin,

And she's drawn him between the sheets again,

And she opened and she let him in-o.

 

Then she has blessed the rainy night,

Cold, haily, windy night,

Then she has blessed the rainy night,

That she opened and she let him in-o.

 

"Soldier, soldier stay with me,

Soldier, soldier won't you marry me?"

"Oh no, no, no that ne'er can be

So fare thee well forever."

 

Then she has wept for the rainy night,

Cold, haily, windy night,

Then she has wept for the rainy night,

That she opened and she let him in-o.

 

And he's jumped up all out of the bed

And he's put his hat all on his head,

For she has lost her maidenhead

And her mother she heard the din-o.

 

Then she has cursed the rainy night,

Cold, haily, windy night,

Then she has cursed the rainy night,

That she opened and she let him in-o.