Rosin The Beau

Rosin the Bow

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Melody - Seq. by Barry Taylor
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I've traveled all over this world
And now to another I go
And I know that good quarters are waiting
|: To welcome old Rosin the Beau :|
To welcome old Rosin the Beau
And I know that good quarters are waiting
To welcome old Rosin the Beau.

2. When I'm dead and laid out on the counter
A voice you will hear from below
Saying "Send down a hogshead of whiskey
|: To drink with old Rosin the Beau" :|
To drink with old Rosin the Beau"
Saying "Send down a hogshead of whiskey
To drink with old Rosin the Beau".

3. Then get a half dozen stout fellows
And stack them all up in a row
Let them drink out of half gallon bottles
|: To the memory of Rosin the Beau :|
To the memory of Rosin the Beau
Let them drink out of half gallon bottles
To the memory of Rosin the Beau.

4. Then get this half dozen stout fellows
And let them all stagger and go
And dig a great hole in the meadow
|: And in it put Rosin the Beau :|
And in it put Rosin the Beau
And dig a great hole in the meadow
And in it put Rosin the Beau.

5. Then get ye a couple of bottles
Put one at me head and me toe
With a diamond ring scratch upon them
|: The name of old Rosin the Beau :|
The name of old Rosin the Beau
With a diamond ring scratch upon them
The name of old Rosin the Beau.

6. I've only this one consolation
As out of this world I go
I know that the next generation
|: Will resemble old Rosin the Beau :|
Will resemble old Rosin the Beau
I know that the next generation
Will resemble old Rosin the Beau.

7. I fear that old tyrant approaching
That cruel remorseless old foe
And I lift up me glass in his honor
|: Take a drink with old Rosin the Beau :|
Take a drink with old Rosin the Beau
And I lift up me glass in his honor
Take a drink with old Rosin the Beau.


Emmanuel Kehoe writes:

This should, I think, be Rosin the Bow - otherwise "Resin the Bow" a suitable nickname for a famous fiddler. My father, who was a traditional fiddler, always referred to resin as rosin. I've never seen the name of the song written otherwise. By the way, he always made a distinction between a "fiddler", who picked up traditional tunes by ear, and a "musicianer" who had more classical inclinations.

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