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A favorite of mine by Planxty. The printed book has this in G, but its much easier to sing in C. Planxty seems to do it in B (or maybe they tune down a step). They go into The Wise Maid at the end.

    Jolly Beggar Man, The

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

    ( Chorus
    We’ll [C] go no more a roving, a [F] roving in the [G] night
    We’ll [C] go no more a [F] roving, let the [C] moon shine so [G] bright
    We’ll [C] 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
    o 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 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


    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