Sam Hall – lyrics and chords

The lyrics of Sam Hall are about a chimney sweep who faces the hangman after being caught stealing.

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E 
Oh my name it is Sam  
A 
Hall, chimney  
E 
sweep, chimney  
B7 
sweep
 
Oh my  
E 
name it is Sam  
A 
Hall, chimney  
E 
sweep.
 
Oh my  
A 
name it is Sam Hall, and I’ve  
E 
robbed both great and  
B7 
small
 
And my  
E 
neck will pay for  
A 
all, when I  
E 
die, when I  
B7 
die.
 
And my  
E 
neck will pay for  
A 
all, when I  
E 
die.

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I’ve got twenty pounds in store, that’s not all, that’s not all,
I’ve got twenty pounds in store, that’s not all,
I’ve got twenty pounds in store, and I’ll rob ’bout twenty more
For the rich must help the poor, so must I, so must I
For the rich must help the poor, so must I.

Oh they took me to Coote Hill in a cart, in a cart,
Oh they took me to Coote Hill in a cart.
Oh they took me to Coote Hill and ’twas there I made my will
For the best of friends must part, so must I, so must I,
For the best of friends must part, so must I.

Up the ladder I did grope, that’s no joke, that’s no joke,
Up the ladder I did grope, that’s no joke.
Up the ladder I did grope, and the hangman pulled the rope,
And ne’er a word I spoke, tumbling down, tumbling down,
And ne’er a word I spoke, tumbling down.

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[E]Oh my name it is Sam [A]Hall, chimney [E]sweep, chimney [B7]sweep
Oh my [E]name it is Sam [A]Hall, chimney [E]sweep.
Oh my [A]name it is Sam Hall, and I’ve [E]robbed both great and [B7]small
And my [E]neck will pay for [A]all, when I [E]die, when I [B7]die.
And my [E]neck will pay for [A]all, when I [E]die.

I’ve got twenty pounds in store, that’s not all, that’s not all,
I’ve got twenty pounds in store, that’s not all,
I’ve got twenty pounds in store, and I’ll rob ’bout twenty more
For the rich must help the poor, so must I, so must I
For the rich must help the poor, so must I.

Oh they took me to Coote Hill in a cart, in a cart,
Oh they took me to Coote Hill in a cart.
Oh they took me to Coote Hill and ’twas there I made my will
For the best of friends must part, so must I, so must I,
For the best of friends must part, so must I.

Up the ladder I did grope, that’s no joke, that’s no joke,
Up the ladder I did grope, that’s no joke.
Up the ladder I did grope, and the hangman pulled the rope,
And ne’er a word I spoke, tumbling down, tumbling down,
And ne’er a word I spoke, tumbling down.

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Sam Hall lyrics and chords

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