Hi for the Beggarman

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Melody - Seq. by Brian Hicks
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The night being dark and very cold,
A woman took pity on a poor soul.
She took pity on a poor old soul
And asked him to come in.
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With a tooroo, rooroo, rantin hi,
A tooroo, rooroo, rantin hi,
Tooroo, rooroo rantin hi,
And hi for the beggarman.

2. He sat him down in a chimney nook;
He hung his coat up on a hook.
He hung his coat up on a hook,
And merrily he did sing.
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3. In the middle of the night the old woman rose;
She missed the beggarman and all his clothes.
She clapped and clapped and clapped again,
Says, "He has my daughter gone!"
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4. Three long years have passed and gone,
When this old man came back again,
Asking for a charity:
"Would you lodge a beggarman?"
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5. "I never lodged any but the one,
And with that one me daughter's gone,
With that one me daughter's gone
So merrily you may gang."
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6. "Would you like to see your daughter now,
With two babies on her knee,
With two babies on her knee
And another coming on?"
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7. "For yonder she sits and yonder she stands,
The finest lady in all the land;
Servants there at her command
Since she went with the beggarman."
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