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 nor yet within the byre
But he would in the corner lie down by the kitchen fire.
Oh 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...

The farmer's daughter she got up to bold 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 good man"

We'll go....

"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 undone"

We'll go...

She took her bed in both her hands and threw it at the wall
Says "Go you with the beggarman, my maidenhead and all"

We'll go....

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