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Jolly Beggarman (Connemara) tabs

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It's of a jolly beggarman
came tripping o'er the plain,
He came unto a farmer's door
a lodging for to gain.
The farmer's daughter she came down
and viewed him cheek and chin,
She says, He is a handsome man,
I pray you take him in.

We'll go no more a-roving,
a-roving in the night,
We'll go no more a-roving,
let the moon shine so bright,
We'll go no more a-roving.

He would not lie within the barn
nor yet within the byre,
But he would in the corner
lie down by the kitchen fire.
Then the beggar's bed was made
of good clean sheets and hay,
And down beside the kitchen fire
the jolly beggar lay.

We'll go no more a-roving,
a-roving in the night,
We'll go no more a-roving,
let the moon shine so bright,
We'll go no more a-roving.

The farmer's daughter she came down
to bolt the kitchen door,
And there she saw the beggar
standing naked on the floor.
He took the daughter in his arms
and to the bed he ran,
Kind sir, she says, be easy now,
you'll waken our goodman.

We'll go no more a-roving,
a-roving in the night,
We'll go no more a-roving,
let the moon shine so bright,
We'll go no more a-roving.

You are no beggar,
you are some gentleman,
For you have stole my maidenhead
and I am quite undone.
I am no lord, I am no squire,
of beggars I be one,
And beggars they be robbers all,
till you are quite undone.

We'll go no more a-roving,
a-roving in the night,
We'll go no more a-roving,
let the moon shine so bright,
We'll go no more a-roving.

She took the bed in both her hands
and threw it at the wall,
Says, go be with the beggerman
my maidenhead and all.

We'll go no more a-roving,
a-roving in the night,
We'll go no more a-roving,
let the moon shine so bright,
We'll go no more a-roving.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Irish song ....####
This variant was recorded by Connemara [1992-1997] (Near & Distant Shores, trk#11, 1995, Connemara Enterprises Ltd, St John's, NL, produced by Jason Whelan & Connemara and recorded at The Sound Solution, St John's, NL).

See more songs by Connemara.

A variant was recorded in 1980 as The Jolly Beggar on Planxty's albums Planxty (commonly called The Black Album) and Best Of Planxty Live.

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~ As per the variant by Connemara ~

Intro: [C] [F] [G] [C] [F] [C] [G] [C] [G7] [C]

[C] It's of a jolly beggarman came [F] tripping o'er the [G] plain,
He [C] came unto a [F] farmer's door a- [C] lodging for to [G] gain;
The [C] farmer's daughter she came down and [F] viewed him cheek and [G] chin,
She [C] says, He is a [F] handsome man, I [C] pray you take him [G] in.

Chorus:
We'll [C] go no more a roving, a [F] roving in the [G] night,
We'll [C] go no more a [F] roving, let the [C] moon shine so [G] bright,
We'll [C] go no [G7] more a [C] roving.

He [C] would not lie within the barn nor [F] yet within the [G] byre,
But [C] he would in the [F] corner lie down [C] by the kitchen [G] fire;
[C] Then the beggar's bed was made of [F] good clean sheets and [G] hay,
And [C] down beside the [F] kitchen fire the [C] jolly beggar [G] lay.

Chorus:
We'll [C] go no more a roving, a [F] roving in the [G] night,
We'll [C] go no more a [F] roving, let the [C] moon shine so [G] bright,
We'll [C] go no [G7] more a [C] roving.

Interlude: [C] [F] [G] [C] [F] [C] [G] [C] [F] [G] [C] [F] [C] [G] [C] [G7] [C]

The [C] farmer's daughter she came down to [F] bolt the kitchen [G] door,
And [C] there she saw the [F] beggar standing [C] naked on the [G] floor.
He [C] took the daughter in his arms and [F] to the bed he [G] ran,
Kind [C] sir, she says, be [F] easy now, you'll [C] waken our good- [G] man.

Chorus:
We'll [C] go no more a roving, a [F] roving in the [G] night,
We'll [C] go no more a [F] roving, let the [C] moon shine so [G] bright,
We'll [C] go no [G7] more a [C] roving.

[C] You-ou are no beggar, you [F] are some gentle- [G] man,
For [C] you have stole my [F] maidenhead and [C] I am quite un- [G] done.
I [C] am no lord, I am no squire, of [F] beggars I be [G] one,
And [C] beggars they be [F] robbers all, 'till [C] you are quite un- [G] done.

Chorus:
We'll [C] go no more a roving, a [F] roving in the [G] night,
We'll [C] go no more a [F] roving, let the [C] moon shine so [G] bright,
We'll [C] go no [G7] more a [C] roving.

She [C] took the bed in both her hands and [F] threw it at the [G] wall,
Says [C] go be with the [F] beggerman my [C] maidenhead and [G] all.

Chorus:
We'll [C] go no more a roving, a [F] roving in the [G] night,
We'll [C] go no more a [F] roving, let the [C] moon shine so [G] bright,
We'll [C] go no [G7] more a [C] roving.

Outro: [C] [F] [G] [C] [F] [C] [G] [C] [F] [G] [C] [F] [C] [G] [C] [G7] [C]


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