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Thread #58481   Message #926120
Posted By: GUEST,Roberto
04-Apr-03 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Turpin Hero / Turpin's Valour
Subject: Lyr Add: TURPIN HERO (from Roy Harris)
That's what I could get from the recording of Roy Harris. If somebody has the Lp, can he/she please help me and add what I miss and correct the mistakes? Thank you. Roberto

Turpin hero

Turpin was a-riding across (…) moor (THE NAME OF THE MOOR?)
He spied a lawyer go a-riding before,
He said to the lawyer, "Now, ain't you afraid
To meet with Turpin, that mischievous young blade?"

Turpin hero!
Turpin was a hero,
He was a valiant, Turpin O! (NOT SURE OF THIS LINE)

He said to the lawyer, now let us be cute
We'll hide our moneys down in our boot
Oh, said the lawyer, well my gold he won't find
I got it all stitched down into my cloak cape behind

They rode till they came onto the foot of the hill
Oh, said Turpin, now you must keep still
My horse's in need of a new saddle-cloth,
So your cloak cape you must take off.

When that I have robbed you of all of your store,
You know very well that you can get some more,
At every town that you do come in,
Tell them you were robbed by the bold Turpin.

Turpin he was taken and in prison he was cast
For killing of a gamecock he will hang at last,
Fifteen golden guineas he has put by,
To pay Jack Ketch's salary high.