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Great Big Sea - The Jolly Butcher Tabs

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The Jolly Butcher Tabs

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Great Big Sea
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Oh won't you come along with me love
 C       D       G
Come along with me

Come for one night and be my wife 
     C      D        G
And come along with me

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

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


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


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


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

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