Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Davetnova Lyr Req: Red-haired boy/little beggar boy (12) Lyr Add: THE ROVING JOURNEYMAN 19 Mar 10


1. Oh I am a rovin' journeyman. I roam from town to town.
Whenever I get a job of work, I'm willing to sit down.
My kit's all on my shoulders and my graftin' tool in hand,
And around the country I will go a roving journeyman.
Whenever I come tae Glasgow toon, lassies jump for joy.
Says one unto the other: “Well, here comes a rovin' boy.”
Some treat me to a bottle and the others to a dram,
And that toast goes round the table: “Health unto the journeyman!”

CHORUS: Wi' yer lintern addie, toorin addie, linten addie aye,
Tooran linten addie, tooral linten addie aye.
Pots and pans and helping hands will see you through day.
Linten addie tooral ooral ooral addie aye,
Gie a penny tae the journeyman tae help him on his way.

2. I hadna been in Glasgow toon a week but barely three
Before the provost’s daughter went and fell in love wi me.
She asked me for to dine wi her an' took me by the hand,
And she proudly told her mother that she loved the journeyman.
“Ach! away ye go, ye silly maid. I'll hear you speak nae more.
How can you love a journeyman you've never seen before?”
“Mother sweet, I so entreat. I love him all I can,
And around the country I will go to see my journeyman.” CHORUS

3. “You need nae tae trudge on foot. You'll have a horse and pair.
My wealth with thee and poverty contented I will share.
So overflow the flowing bowl and drain it if you can.
Toast the provost’s daughter and the a roving journeyman.”
I am a roving journeyman. I roam from town to town.
Whenever I get a job of work, I'm willing to sit down.
My kit’s all on my shoulders and my grafting tool in hand,
And around the country I will go a roving journeyman. CHORUS


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.