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The Jolly Butcher  Great Big Sea

Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 16:42:30 -0300
From: Tim & Cheryl Wartman
Subject: g/great_big_sea/the_jolly_butcher.crd
Another Great GBS Tune
The Jolly Butcher
Chorus
[G]Oh won't you come along with me love
C[C]ome alon[D]g with m[G]e
Come for one night and be my wife
And c[C]ome alo[D]ng with m[G]e
[G]Well it is of a jolly butcher as you might plainly s[D]ee
As he r[G]umbled out one morning in sea[F]rch of [C]compa[D]ny
[G]He went into a tavern and a fair girl he did [D]see
com[G]e for one night be my wife, come [F]along[C] with me[D]
[G]He called for liquor of the best
And he made such fortune pl[D]ay
Come f[G]or a drink it will make you think
That it i[F]s our wedd[C]ing da[D]y
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
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

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