The Jolly Beggar

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Traditionally attributed to James V of Scotland

There was a jolly beggar,
And a begging he was bound,
And he took up his quarters
Into a land'art town,
And we'll gang nae mair a roving
Sae late into the night,
And we'll gang nae mair a roving, boys,
Let the moon shine ne'er sae bright,
And we'll gang nae mair a roving.
Chorus:
An we'll gang nae mair a-rovin'
Wi' ladies tae the wine,
When a beggar wi' her meal-pyocks
Can fidge her tail sae fine,
An' we'll gang nae mair a-rovin'.

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