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Thread #25062   Message #290945
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
04-Sep-00 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: ChildBallad Farmer Going to Pay His
Subject: ChildBallad Farmer Going to Pay His Rent
There's a wondereful Child Ballad whose title I'll approximate as "The Old Farmer Going to Pay His Rent." It starts like this:

I'm goin' to sing ye a song
I hope it'll bring ye content.
It's all about an old farmer
Who was goin' to pay his rent.

He's apprehended by a highwayman, but turns the tables and steals the highwayman's horse and money. I know part of this, and thought I had it on a CD, but no. I need from after the highwayman's demand to the end.

Anybody?

Dave Oesterreich