LT 40 The Keeper 
                        Traditional


The keeper did a hunting go 
And under his cloak he carried a bow 
All for to shoot a merry little doe 
Among the leaves so green-o. 

Chorus:
Jackie boy (Master) Sing ye well (Very well) 
Hey down (Ho down) Derry derry down 
Among the leaves so green-o 
To my hey down down (To my ho down down) 
Hey down (Ho down) Derry derry down 
Among the leaves so green-o 

The first doe she did cross the plain, 
The keeper fetched her back again. 
Where she is now, she may remain, 
Among the leaves so green-o. 

The next doe she did cross the brook. 
The keeper fetched her back with his hook. 
Where she is now you may go and look 
Among the leaves so green-o. 

The keeper did a hunting go. 
In the woods he caught a doe. 
She looked so sad that he let her go. 
Among the leaves so green-o.


Note:
This is not the version of the song I am familiar with but is the more common version. The chorus is sung in two parts. The parts in brackets are sung as a reply to those not in brackets, and the last line is sung as one. Kataryna Dragonweaver

Performer(s) Thorvald Grimsson