Hi For The Beggarman
2/4 guitar timing. A Traditional folk song. The Lyrics and chords fit the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem [ lyrics ] on their album ‚Freedom Sons’. Use a capo on the 5th fret if you want to play along with them. Journey's end lyrics and chords included. The Little Beggarman'' sheet music, tin whistle notes also now added. This song was recorded by The High Kings and earlier by The Dubliners.
Intro: C-(C-G)-G-G C-C-(C-G)-C
The (C)night being dark and very (G)cold,
A woman took pity on a poor old soul
(C)She took pity on a poor old soul
And asked him (G)to come (C)in
With a (C)too-roo roo-roo rantin (G)hi,
A too-roo roo-roo rantin hi
(C)Too-roo roo-roo rantin hi,
And hi for the (G)beggar(C)man
He (C)sat him down in a chimney (G)nook,
He hung his coat upon a hook
He (C)hung his coat upon a hook
And merrily (G)he did (C)sing
In the (C)middle of the night the old woman (G)rose,
She missed the beggarman and all his clothes
She (C)clapped and clapped and clapped again,
Says, "He has me (G)daughter (C)gone"
Chorus + Intro
(C)Three long years have passed and (G)gone,
When this old man came back again
(C)Asking for a charity:
"Would you lodge a (G)beggar(C)man?"
"I (C)never lodged any but the (G)one,
And with that one me daughter's gone
(C)With that one me daughter's gone,
So merrily (G)you may (C)gang"
"Would you (C)like to see your daughter (G)now,
With two babies on her knee
(C)With two babies on her knee
And another one (G)coming (C)on?"
"For (C)yonder she sits and yonder she (G)stands,
The finest lady in all the land
(C)Servants there at her command
Since she went with the (G)beggar(C)man"
Guitar chords for Journey's End by Makem and Clancy.
The [Bm]fire is [G]out, the [D]moon is [G]down
The [Em]parting glass is [Bm]dry and [D]done
And [G]I must go and [D]leave [C]this [G]town
Be[Em]fore the rising [D]of the [G]sun
And [Em]long's the road and [Bm]far's the mile
Be[C]fore I [G]rest my [D]soul a[Am]gain
With [Bm]girls [G]that weep [D]and girls [C]that [G]smile
And [Em]all the words and [D]ways of [G]men
For [G]some there are, that [D]may [C]not [G]bide
But [Em]wander to the [Bm]journey's [D]end
Nor [G]take a girl to [D]be [C]a [G]bride
Nor [Em]keep a man to [D]be a [G]friend
And [Em]when I'm done with [Bm]wandering
I'll [C]sit be[G]side the [D]road and [Am]weep
For [G]all the songs I [C]did not [G]sing
And [Em]promi[G]ses I [D]did not [G]keep
[Em][Bm][C][G][D][G] [D][G] [Em] [D]