Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Roving Journeyman, The

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See also hornpipe #55

From file hnsong0.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:46
T:Roving Journeyman, The
R:song
H:See also hornpipe#55
Z:id:hn-song-46
M:C|
K:Dmix
D2 | A,DDD DEFG | ABAF G3A | (3ADD DD DEFD | E<CA,B, C3B, |
A,DDD DEFG | ABAF G3A | Addd dcAG | FDE^C D3 ||
c | (3ccc cc cBAB | cBAF G3A | ADDD DEFD | ECA,B, C3B, |
A,DDD DEFG | ABAF G3A | Addd dcAG | FDE^C D2 ||
AB | cccc cBAB | cBAF G4 | ADDD DEFD | ECA,B, C3B, |
A,DDD DEFG | ABAF G2FG | Addd dcAG | FDE^C D2 ||
W:I am a rovin' journeyman, I go from town to town,
W:Whenever I get a job of work I'm willing to sit down
W:Me kit's all on me shoulder and me graftin' tool in hand
W:And around the country I will go a rovin' journeyman.
W:Whenever I come to Glasgow town the girls the jump for joy,
W:Says one unto the other, "Well, here comes a rovin' boy."
W:Some treat me to a bottle and the others to a dram.
W:The toast goes round the table, "Health unto the journeyman"
W:
W:Chorus:
W:With me linten adie toorin adie linten adie ay,
W:Pots and pans and helpin' hands will see you through the day
W:Linten adie tooral ooral ooral adie ay
W:Give a penny to the journeyman to help him on his way.
W:
W:I hadna been in Glasgow town a week but barely three
W:Before the provost's daughter went and fell in love with me.
W:She asked me for to dine with her and took me by the hand
W:And she proudly told her mother that she loved a journeyman
W:"Ach, away you go, you silly maid, I'll hear you speak no more,
W:How can you love a journeyman you've never seen before?"
W:"Mother sweet, I do entreat, I love him all I can,
W:And around the country I will go to see my journeyman!"
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:You'll hae no more to trudge afoot, you'll hae a horse and pair,
W:My wealth with thee and poverty contented will I share.
W:So overflow the flowing bowl and drain it if you can,
W:Toast the provost's daughter and the rovin' journey man.
W:I am a rovin' journeyman, I go from town to town,
W:Whenever I get a job of work I'm willing to sit down
W:Me kit's all on me shoulder and me graftin' tool in hand
W:And around the country I will go a rovin' journeyman.
W:
W:Chorus


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