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Len Wallace Lyr Req: The Jolly Beggerman (12) RE: Lyr Req: The Jolly Beggerman 12 Aug 99


Here is a Scottish version:

there was a jolly beggar and a-beggin' he was boun' and he took up his quarters into a land-wart toun

Chorus: and we'll gang nae mair a rovin', a rovin in the night And we'll gang nae mair a rovin', let the moon shine sae bright We'll gang nae mair a rovin'

He would nae lieinto the barn, nor yet wad he in byre But in ahint the ha' door, or else beyont the fire

Chorus

The beggar's bed was made at e'en, wi guide clean straw and hay Just ahint the ha' the door, and there the beggar lay.

Chorus:

Up raise the guidman's dochter, and a' to bar the door And there she saw the beggar man was standin' on the floor

Chorus:

He took the lassie in his arms, and to the neuk he ran "O, hooly, hooly, wi' me sir, ye'll wauken oor guidman.

Chorus:

He took his horn frae his side, and blew baith loud and shrill And four and twenty belted knights came skippin' o'er the hill

Chorus:

And he took oot his little knife, loot a' his duddies fa' And he stood the brawest gentleman that was amang them a'

Len Wallace lwallace@mnsi.net


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