Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Newry Highwayman, The

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X:144
T:Newry Highwayman, The
R:song
D:Solas
Z:id:hn-song-144
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=90
K:A
E EE | E2 DD DD | C3
E EA | B2 AA AG | A3
A Ae | d2 cA AG | E3
E (E/F/)G | A2 C2 DF | E3
E (E/F/)G | A2 E2 DC | A,3 ||
W:In Newry town I was bred and born,
W:In Stephen's Green now I lie in scorn,
W:I served me time at the saddler's trade,
W:I always was a roving blade,
W:I always was a roving blade.
W:
W:At seventeen I took a wife,
W:I loved her dearer than I loved me life,
W:And so to keep her both fine and gay,
W:I went out robbing on the king's highway,
W:I went out robbing on the king's highway.
W:
W:I never robbed a poor man yet,
W:Nor lately caused anyone to fret,
W:But I robbed lords and ladies fine,
W:And I carried the gold home to me heart's delight,
W:I carried the gold home to me heart's delight.
W:
W:I robbed Lord Baldwin, I do declare,
W:And Lady Manswell up in Grovenor's Square,
W:I closed me shutters and bade them good night,
W:And I carried the gold home to me heart's delight,
W:I carried the gold home to me heart's delight.
W:
W:To Covent Garden I made my way,
W:With my dear wife for to see the play,
W:Lord Fielding's men there did me pursue,
W:And I was taken by that cursed crew,
W:Oh I was taken by that cursed crew.
W:
W:My father cried, "Oh me darling son",
W:My wife, she cried, "Now I am undone",
W:My mother tore her gray locks and cried,
W:It's in the cradle I should have died,
W:It's in the cradle I should have died.
W:
W:When I am dead, I want for my grave,
W:A flashy funeral pray let me have,
W:Six highwaymen for to carry me,
W:Oh give them broadswords and sweet liberty,
W:Oh give them broadswords and sweet liberty.


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