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The Jolly Butcher

Great Big Sea

 G
 Oh won't you come along with me love
 CDG
Come along with me.

Come for one night and be my wife
 CDG
And come along with me.

 GD
 Well it is of a jolly butcher as you might plainly see.
 GFCD
As he rumbled out one morning in search of company.
 GD
 He went into a tavern and a fair girl he did see
 GFCD
Ah come for one night be my wife, come along with me.

 G
 He called for liquor of the best
 D
And he made such fortune play.
 G
Come for a drink it will make you think
 FCD
That it is our wedding day.

(Chorus)

Well he called for a candle to light their way to bed.
And when he had her in the room these words to her he said.
A sovereign I will give to you for to embrace your charms.
And all that night the fair young maid laid in the strangers arms.

(Chorus)

Ah early the next morning the charlotte went his way.
He looked onto the that fair young maid and onto her did say.
That sovereign that I gave to you. Now do not think me strange.
That sovereign that I gave to you will you give me back me change.

(Chorus X 2)

Well about twelve months later he rumbled out once more.
And he went into the tavern where he'd often been before.
He wasn't in there very long when his fair girl he did see.
And she brought forth a baby three months old and placed it on his knee.

Ah when he saw the baby he began to curse and swear.
And he said onto that fair young maid why did you bring him here. Well he is your own kind sir she said. Do not think me strange.
That sovereign that you gave to me well I give's you back your change.

(Chorus X 2)


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