Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Pretty Peg

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From file hnsong1.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:101
T:Pretty Peg
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-101
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=110
K:D
A | dd cA | dd cA | dd cA | B3
A | BB Bc/c/ | dd FG/G/ | AA GE | D2 ||
DE | F/F/F F/E/D/E/ | FD
DE | F/F/F F/E/D/E/ | F3 ||
W:When pretty Peg went down the street some fresh fish for to buy
W:But the wee town clerk followed after her, and he kissed her by and by
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W:With my tiddy right fol da diddle dido
W:With my tiddy right fol da diddle day
W:
W:"Oh, how can I get to your chamber, love, or how can I get to your bed?
W:When your daddy goes to bed at night with the key lying under his head"
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W:Chorus
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W:"Oh, go and get a ladder, love, with thirty steps and three
W:And put it to the chimney top and come down in a creel to me"
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W:Chorus
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W:"I went and got a ladder, love, with thirty steps and three
W:And a creel, on the top of that and come down in the lum to thee"
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W:Chorus
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W:No peace nor ease could the old wife get, with dreams running through her head
W:"I'll lay me life", said the gay old wife, "there's a boy in me daughter's bed"
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W:Chorus
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W:Then up the stairs the old man crept and into the room did steal
W:Silence reigned for the daughter slept and he never twigged the creel
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W:"My curse attend you, Father, what brought you up so soon?
W:To put me through my evening prayers, and I just lying down"
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W:Chorus
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W:He went back to his gay old wife, he went back to she
W:"She has the prayer book in her hand and she's praying for you and me"
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W:Chorus
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W:No peace nor ease could the old wife get till she would rise and see
W:She came on a stumbling-block and into the creel went she.
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W:Chorus
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W:"Hi I rocked her, ho, I rocked here, didn't I rock her well
W:For if any old wife begrudge me her daughter I'd rock her into Hell"
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W:Chorus


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