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

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?

DigiTrad:
BEGGARS OF COUDINGHAM FAIR
THE BEGGAR MAN (4)
THE BEGGARMAN (3)
THE BEGGARMAN (6)
THE BEGGARMAN'S SONG (JOHNNY DHU)
THE JOLLY BEGGAR
THE JOLLY BEGGAR (5)
THE LITTLE BEGGAR BOY


Related threads:
Help: The Beggarmen (26)
(DTStudy) Origins: Jolly Beggarman (Irish) (19)
Anyone heard of The Jolly Beggarmen group? (58)
(origins) Little Beggarman Info (12)
Lyr Req: Gaberlunzie man (8)
Word meaning--rigadoo (49)
Lyr Req: Red-haired boy/little beggar boy (12)
Chord Req: The beggarmans song (Johnny Dhu)? (17)
Lyr Add: The Gaberlunzie Man (13)
Happy! - Apr 10 ('The Gaberlunyie Man') (5)
Tune Req: The little beggarman (8)
Help: Jolly Beggarman/We'll go no more a-rovin (6)
Lyr Req: Jolly Beggar (7)
Beggarman... (20)
Tune Req: The Beggarman / Johnny Dhu (4)
Lyr/Chords Req: Jolly Beggar (Planxty) (14)
Lyr Req: Go no more a roving, Late into the n (14)
Lyr Req: And we'll gang nae mair a roving (6)
Lyr Req: Jolly Beggar (6)
Tune Req: Little Beggarman (3)
Lyr Req: The Little Beggarman (answered)^^^ (3) (closed)
Lyr Req: The Gabalundi(?) Man / Gaberlunzie Man (7)


Deckman 21 Mar 18 - 02:39 PM
Steve Gardham 21 Mar 18 - 03:02 PM
gillymor 21 Mar 18 - 03:09 PM
GUEST,kenny 21 Mar 18 - 04:34 PM
Deckman 21 Mar 18 - 05:34 PM
Tattie Bogle 21 Mar 18 - 07:50 PM
Dave Sutherland 22 Mar 18 - 04:19 AM
GUEST,Wee Jock 22 Mar 18 - 01:36 PM
Tattie Bogle 22 Mar 18 - 08:22 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: Deckman
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 02:39 PM

I'm trying to find the words, or find a link, to a Scots song that starts "A beggar, a beggar, Came 'ore yon lee, He was begging food, For charity ... "

Thanks for any help you can give me. bob(deckman)nelson


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 03:02 PM

Child 279 Appendix. The Gaberlunyie Man. Middle of the 18th century. Printed in London but definitely Scots. Plenty of later oral versions.
Try Ian (Jock) Manuel. He certainly recorded it, probably a Scots traveller version.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: gillymor
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 03:09 PM

Malinky did a version called The Beggar Man.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 04:34 PM

No shortage of versions of this, surely : version from the
"TANNAHILL WEAVERS"

A beggar a beggar came ower the lea
He was asking lodgings for charity
He was asking lodgings for charity
Would ye loo a beggar man
Lassie wi' my tow row ray

A beggar a beggar I'll ne'er loo again
I had ae dochter and Jeannie was her name
I had ae dochter and Jeannie was her name
She's awa' wi' the beggar man
Lassie wi' my tow row ray

I'll bend my back and I'll boo my knee
I'll put a black patch o'er my e'e
And a beggar a beggar they'll tak me tae be
And along wi yoo I'll gang
Laddie wi' my tow row ray

Oh lassie oh lassie you're far ower young
And ye hinnae got the cant o' the beggin tongue
And ye hinnae got the cant o' the beggin tongue
And wi' me ye winnae gang
Lassie wi' my tow row ray

She's bent her back and she's boo'd her knee
She's put a black patch o'er her e'e
And she's kilted her skirts up abune her knee
And awa' wi' him she's gan
Laddie wi' my tow row ray

Your dochter Jean's coming ower the lea
She's takin' hame her bairnies three
She has yin on her back aye and another on her knee
And the other yin's toddlin' hame
Lassie wi' my tow row ray


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: Deckman
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 05:34 PM

Thank you folks ... Mud Cat scores yet again! bob(deckman)nelson


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 07:50 PM

And sung by Adam McCulloch (son of Gordeanna McCulloch) at our wee folk club (Almond Valley Folk Club) in West Calder just last night. Also look up the story of James V of Scotland going out disguised as a beggar man! Several songs referring to this habit of his!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 22 Mar 18 - 04:19 AM

Ewan MacColl recorded this on "English and Scottish Ballads" (with A.L.Lloyd) - I believe that it is available on CD.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 22 Mar 18 - 01:36 PM

A version of this sang can be found in the song book Comes gies a Sang titled The Beggarman as sung by Robin Hutchinson, with all 18 verses. A version can be heard on the album Scots Muckle Sangs the singer i think is Jeannie Robertson which is where i first heard it. I am not sure if it has been transferred to CD format yet. If you wanted to purchase a copy then you might try Veteran Tapes or Springthyme Records or Music of Scotland online.

Cheers

Wee Jock


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Beggar' ... ?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 22 Mar 18 - 08:22 PM

You can hear the Jeannie Robertson version here:
http://www.tobarandualchais.com/en/fullrecord/38040/4


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 19 April 8:24 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.