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Beggarman, The

Found in song.abc from the John Chambers abc collection
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The Beggarman = 120 D G D 4 4 C D D G D A D C C D C D D G D A D D G D C D D G D A D I am a little beggarman and begging i have been For three score or more on this little isle of green I'm known from the Liffey down to Segue And I'm known by the name of old Johnny Dhu. Of all the trades that's goin' now sure begging is the best Ah, for when a man is tired he can sit down and rest Beg for his dinner, he has nothing else to do Only cut around the corner with his old rigadoo. diddly diedie diddly, etc...................... I slept in a barn down at Currabawn A wet night came on and I slept until the dawn With holes in the roof and the rain coming through And the cats and the rats, they were playing peekaboo. When who should appear but the woman of the house With her white, spotty apron and her calico blouse. She began to frighten and I said, Boo Arrah, don't be afraid, ma'am, it's only Johnny Dhu! Diddly Diedie Diddly, etc.................. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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