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GUEST,padgett Lyr Req: Jim the Carter lad (12) ADD: Joe the Carrier's Lad 19 Mar 17

O dear not on Yorkshire folk song db ~ the Holmfirth version and also in Paul Davenport's Songs of the Ridings


My name is Joe the Carrier's Lad a merry chap am I
I always am contented be the weather wet or dry
I snap my fingers at the frost I whistle at the rain
There's none can lead a jollier life than Joe the Carrier's Lad

Crack crack goes me whip I whistle and I sing
I sit upon me wagon I'm as happy as a king
My horse is always willing and I am never sad
There's none can lead jollier life than, Joe the Carrier's lad

Me father was a Carrier at 20 years ago
On Thursdays to the Market almost regular he would go
Sometimes he'd take me with him, particular in the Spring
And there I'd sit upon the box and hear my father sing

The girls they all do smile at me as I go driving past
Me horse he is a beauty as he trots along so fast
And many's the mile we've put behind and happy days we've had
There's none can lead a jollier life than Joe the Carrier's Lad

I never think of politics or anything so great
I care not for their highbred talk about the church and state
But I act aright as man to man and that what makes me glad
You'll find there beats an honest heart in Joe the Carrier's lad

*You will that the word Gay has been omitted as this is no longer pc!

Some differences will no doubt be in place to Jim the Carter's lad and do have an old vinyl record of "Tom Forrest" of the Archer radio programme singing JTCL (Jim) backed by The Yetties


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