Verse: 1 
William Taylor was a brisk young sailor 
Full of heart and full of play 
Till his mind he did uncover 
To a youthful lady gay 
Four and twenty British sailors 
Met him on the king's highway 
As he went for to be married 
Pressed he was and sent away 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae 
Verse: 2 
Sailor's clothing she put on 
And she went on board as a man-o-war 
Her pretty little fingers long and slender 
They were smeared with pitch and tar 
On the ship there was a battle 
She amongst the rest did fight 
The wind blew off her silver buttons 
Breasts were bared all snowy white 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae 
Verse: 3 
When the captain did discover 
He said Fair maid, what brought you here? 
Sir, I‘m seeking William Taylor. 
Pressed he was by you last year. 
If you rise up in the morning. 
Early at the break of day. 
There you'll find young William Taylor 
Walking with his lady gay. 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae 
Verse: 4 
She rose early in the morning 
Early at the break of day 
There she spied young William Taylor 
Walking with his lady gay. 
She procured a pair of pistols 
On the ground where she did stand 
There she shot bold William Taylor 
And the lady at his right hand 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae 
Folleri-de-dom, de- daerai diddero 
Folleri-de-dom, domme daerai dae