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June Tabor chords for The auld beggarman

Guitar chords with lyrics

  • Capo on 3rd
Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Difficulty: Novice


Intro:
A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G
Verse:
                       A chord diagramC majorC
Oh, as I was a-linking o'er the lea
                     A chord diagramD MajorD
The finest weel that ever I did see
A chord diagramG+G
Looking for his charity
           A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G
"Would you lodge a lame poor man "


Verse:
                            A chord diagramC majorC
For the night being wet and it being cold
                     A chord diagramD MajorD
She took pity on the poor old soul
A chord diagramG+G
She took pity on the poor old soul
        A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
And she bade him to sit down


Chorus:
                             A chord diagramC majorC
With a tooran nooran nan tan nee
                 A chord diagramD MajorD
Right ton nooran fol a doo-a-dee
A chord diagramG+G
Tooran nooran nooran nee
      A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
And a tooran nooran-i-do

Verse:
                       A chord diagramC majorC
He sat him down in the chimbley nook
                          A chord diagramD MajorD
The bonnie young daughter gave him a look
     A chord diagramG+G
He's thrown his bags behind a crook
    A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
And merrily he did sing


Verse:
                      A chord diagramC majorC
Oh, he grew canty and she was fain
                   A chord diagramD MajorD
But little did the old mother ken
A chord diagramG+G
Just what the two of them were saying
A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramG+G
As they sat sae thrag


Chorus:
                             A chord diagramC majorC
With a tooran nooran nan tan nee
A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramG+G
Fol a doo-a-dee
A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramG+G
As they sat sae thrag


Verse:
                          A chord diagramC majorC
“Oh, if I was as black as I am white
                      A chord diagramD MajorD
Just like the snow on yon fell-dyke
    A chord diagramG+G
I'd dress myself so beggar-like
     A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramG+G
And away with you I'd gang”


Verse:
                            A chord diagramC majorC
“Oh, lassie, lassie, you're far too young
                                    A chord diagramD MajorD
And you haven't got the lilt of the begging tongue
    A chord diagramG+G
You haven't got the lilt of the begging tongue
   A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
So with me you cannot gang”


Chorus:
                             A chord diagramC majorC
With a tooran nooran nan tan nee
A chord diagramD MajorD
Fol a doo-a-dee
A chord diagramG+G
Tooran nooran nooran nee
A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
With me you cannot gang”


Verse:
                              A chord diagramC majorC
“I'll burden my back and I'll bend my knee
                  A chord diagramD MajorD
Put a black patch on my e'e
A chord diagramG+G
And for a beggar they'll take me
     A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramG+G
And away with you I'll gang”


Chorus:
                             A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD
With a tooran nooran nan tan nee
       A chord diagramG+G
With a tooran nooran nooran nee
     A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramG+G
And away with you I'll gang”


Instrumental:
A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G


Verse:
                            A chord diagramC majorC
For all that the doors were locked quite tight
                          A chord diagramD MajorD
The old woman rose in the middle of the night
    A chord diagramG+G
The old woman rose in the middle of the night
       A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramG+G
But to find the old man gone


Verse:
                                   A chord diagramC majorC
Oh, she's run to the cupboard, likewise to the chest
                     A chord diagramD MajorD
All things there and nothing missed
A chord diagramG+G
Clapping her hands, "And the dear be blessed
       A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramG+G
Wasn't he an honest old man "


Chorus:
                             A chord diagramC majorC
With a tooran nooran nan tan nee
A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramG+G
Fol a doo-a-dee
       A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramG+G
Wasn't he an honest old man "


Verse:
                                    A chord diagramC majorC
Oh, the breakfast was ready and the table laid
                          A chord diagramD MajorD
The old woman went for to waken the maid
    A chord diagramG+G
The bed was there but the maid was gone
 A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G
Away with the lame poor man


Chorus:
                            A chord diagramC majorC
And a tooran nooran nan tan nee
A chord diagramD MajorD
Fol a doo-a-dee
A chord diagramG+G
Tooran nooran nooran nee
 A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G
Away with the lame poor man


Instrumental:
A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramG+G    A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G


Verse:
                     A chord diagramC majorC
Now seven years were passed and gone
                     A chord diagramD MajorD
This old beggar come back again
A chord diagramG+G
Looking for his charity
           A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G
“Would you lodge a lame poor man ”


Verse:
                        A chord diagramC majorC
“Oh, I never lodged any but the one
                    A chord diagramD MajorD
And with him my one daughter did gang
      A chord diagramG+G
And I choose you to be the very one
         A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG+G
And I'll have you to be gone”


Chorus:
                             A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD
With a tooran nooran nan tan nee
A chord diagramG+G
Tooran nooran nooran nee
     A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG+G
I'll have you to be gone


Verse:
                      A chord diagramC majorC
“If your one daughter you want to see
                     A chord diagramD MajorD
She has two bairnies on her knee
    A chord diagramG+G
She has two bairnies on her knee
      A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
And a third one coming round


Verse:
                  A chord diagramC majorC
“Yonder she sits, yonder she stands
                    A chord diagramD MajorD
The fairest lady in all Scotland
A chord diagramG+G
She has servants at her command
          A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G
Since she went with the lame poor man”


Chorus:
                            A chord diagramC majorC
And a tooran nooran nan tan nee
A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramG+G
Fol a doo-a-dee
A chord diagramG+G
Nan tan nee
          A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G
Since she went with the lame poor man”


Chorus:
                            A chord diagramC majorC
And a tooran nooran nan tan nee
                 A chord diagramD MajorD
Right ton nooran fol a doo-a-dee
A chord diagramG+G
Tooran nooran nooran nee
A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
Tooran nooran-i-do
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'The Auld Beggarman' by June Tabor, a female folk artist from Warwick, GB. June Tabor was born in 1947.

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