The Jolly Beggarman

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The Jolly Beggarman Trad. Arr. Poitín
This song can be traced back to both Scottish and Irish sources. According to some, the ‘jolly beggar’ is none other than the King James V of Scotland!
Původ této písně lze dostopovat zpětně do Skotska i Irska.
Někteří tvrdí, že „veselý žebrák“ není nikdo jiný než skotský král Jakub V.!

A traveller turns up one day at a farmer’s house wanting to stay the night. The farmer’s not too keen, but his daughter likes the look of him and so they agree to put him up. He’s a bit fussy and he doesn’t want to kip down in the stables or the barn, so he’s given a place in the kitchen next to the fire. They all retire for the night, but later on, down comes the farmer’s daughter to ‘bolt the kitchen door’. Guess who’s waiting for her? Unfortunately, this beggar is also thief and he steals the maiden’s most precious possession….

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The Jolly Beggarman

There was a jolly beggarman, came traipsing o’er the plain,
he came up to a farmer’s door, some lodging for to gain
The farmer’s daughter she came down and viewed him cheek and chin,
said ‘Father he’s a handsome lad, I pray you let him in’

We’ll go no more a-roving, a-roving in the night, we’ll go no more a-roving when the moon it shines so bright, we’ll go no more a-roving

He would not lie within the barn nor within the bier,
but he would in the corner lay beside the kitchen fire
And so the beggar’s bed was made with 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 when the moon it shines 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 girl all in his arms and to the bed he ran,
‘Oh kind sir be easy now, you’ll waken my old man!’

We’ll go no more a-roving, a-roving in the night, we’ll go no more a-roving when the moon it shines so bright, we’ll go no more a-roving

‘I hope you are no beggar man, you are some gentleman,
for you have stole my maidenhead and I am quite undone’
‘I am no lord, I am no squire, a beggar’s heart you’ve won
and beggars they be robbers all, so you are quite undone’

We’ll go no more a-roving, a-roving in the night, we’ll go no more a-roving when the moon it shines so bright, we’ll go no more a-roving

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from Simple Pleasures, released September 1, 2016

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Poitín Czech Republic

Poitín are an award-winning traditional Celtic band from Pilsen in the Czech Republic. They explore all forms of Celtic music but are firmly grounded in the pub session tradition and like nothing better than sitting round a table in the corner of a cosy pub playing old favourites about tarry sailors, merry maids and drunken nights. Poitín have performed at festivals across Europe. ... more

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