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Lyr Req: Jolly Brewman? / Jolly Broom Man

GUEST,Phil Tetlow 23 Jan 00 - 03:24 PM
GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) 24 Jan 00 - 11:07 AM
Jim Dixon 27 Nov 11 - 10:05 PM
JohnB 27 Nov 11 - 11:41 PM
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Subject: Jolly Brewman
From: GUEST,Phil Tetlow
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 03:24 PM

Can anyone help me with the lyrics for this song the chorus of which is simply "Hey Jolly Brewman" Thanks Phil Tetlow


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Subject: RE: Jolly Brewman
From: GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 11:07 AM

The song is "Hey Jolly BROOM man". The tune is a country-dance melody called "Jamaica", or "The Jovial Broom Man". The first verse it, approximately,

Room for a lad that's come from seas
Hey, Jolly Broom Man
and gladly now would take his ease
and therefore make me room, man
To France, the Netherlands and Spain
Hey, Jolly Broom Man
I crossed the seas and back again
and therefore make me room, man

T.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JOVIAL BROOM MAN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 10:05 PM

From Daily Life in Stuart England by Jeffrey L. Forgeng (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007), page 199:


THE JOVIAL BROOM MAN
Words by Richard Climsell; tune, "The Slow Men of London" a.k.a. "Jamaica"

Room for a lad that's come from seas,
    Hey jolly broom-man,
That gladly now would take his ease,
    And therefore make me room, man.
To France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain,
    Hey jolly broom-man,
I crossed the seas and back again,
    And therefore make me room, man.

Yet in these countries livèd I,
And seen many a valiant soldier die.
An hundred gallants there I killed,
And beside a world of blood I spilled.

In Germany I took a town.
I threw the walls there upside down.
At Tilbury Camp with Captain Drake
I made the Spanish fleet to quake.

At Holland's Leaguer there I fought,
But there the service proved too hot.
Then from the League returnèd I,
Naked, hungry, cold and dry.

But here I have now compassed the globe,
I am back returned, as poor as Job;
And now I am safe returnèd back,
Here's to you in a cup of canary sack.

And now I am safe returnèd here,
Here's to you in a cup of English beer;
And if my travels you desire to see,
You may buy it for a penny here of me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jolly Brewman? / Jolly Broom Man
From: JohnB
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 11:41 PM

A good version by the Baltimore Consort, sung by Custer LaRue
Clip of Track 14 here
JohnB


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