The Jolly Beggar

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 not yet within the


But he would in the corner lie down by the kitchen fire

And then the beggar's bed was made of good clean sheets

and hay

And down beside the kitchen fire the jolly beggar lay


The farmer's daughter she got up to bolt the kitchen


And there she saw the beggar standing naked on the


He took the daughter in his arms and to the bed he ran

She says: "Kind sir be easy now, you'll waken our



Oh now you are no beggar, you are some gentleman

For you have stolen 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, so you are quite



He took the bed in both his hands and threw it at the


Says: "Go you with your maidenhead, your maidenhead and



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