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.
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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