The Jolly Beggar – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to The Jolly Beggar tells a story of a beggar being taken in by a farmer only to have his way with the farmer’s daughter. The chords are presented here in the key of B flat. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
Bb 
It’s of a jolly beggarman came  
Eb 
tripping o’er the  
F 
plain
 
He  
Bb 
came unto a  
Eb 
farmer’s door a  
Bb 
lodging for to  
F 
gain
 
The  
Bb 
farmer’s daughter she came down and  
Eb 
viewed him cheek and  
F 
chin
 
She  
Bb 
says: ‘He is a  
Eb 
handsome man, I  
Bb 
pray you take him  
F 
in.’
Chorus
 
We’ll  
Bb 
go no more a-roving
 
A-
Eb 
roving in the  
F 
night
 
We’ll  
Bb 
go no more a-
Eb 
roving
 
Let the  
Bb 
moon shine so  
F 
bright
 
We’ll  
Bb 
go no more a-roving.

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

Chorus

We’ll [Bb]go no more a-roving
A-[Eb]roving in the [F]night
We’ll [Bb]go no more a-[Eb]roving
Let the [Bb]moon shine so [F]bright
We’ll [Bb]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.

Chorus

The farmer’s daughter she got up to bolt the kitchen door
And there she saw the beggar man standing naked on the floor
He took the daughter in his arms and to the bed he ran
‘Kind sir’ she said’Be easy now, you’ll waken our good man.’

Chorus

‘Now you are no beggar, you are somegentleman
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.’

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

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