Beside the sea there are red roses
Beside the sea there're lovely lillies
Beside the sea my sweetheart lives
Asleep at night & awake at morning.
Cold is the frost & cold the snowfall
Cold the house without fire in winter
Cold is the church without a vicar
Cold am I without my lover.
Wonder's the home & yonder the building
Where I've spent many a happy evening
In the loft there above the kitchen
With the girl with the yellow ribbon.
I've a cow with two horns of silver
I've a cow 'milks herself on her own
I've a cow that fills the pails up
Just like the sea which fills the seashore.