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I saddled my horse and I galloped away
'Til I came to an ale house in town
I called for some ale at the end of the day
And here by the fire sat down

I had in my pocket a penny
And a penny was all that I had
I called for some ale at the end of the day
But a penny was all that I had

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I saw there two gentlemen playing at dice
They took me for a soldier bold
With my swagger and rapier and countenance nice
Thought my pockets were lined with gold

And I had in my pocket a penny
And a penny was all that I had
With my swagger and rapier and countenance nice
A penny was all that I had

"Oh soldier, dear sir," they said "do you play?"
"What stakes do you lay down?"
One said a guinea we're meaning to play
I said "let's lay down five pound"

I had in my pocket a penny
And a penny was all that I had
One said a guinea we're meaning to play
But a penny was all that I had

I took up the dice and I threw them the main
The night was free from curse
The heavens I thanked for I managed to gain
For I threw down a moneyless purse

And I had in my pocket a penny
And a penny was all that I had
The heavens I thanked for I managed to gain
A penny was all that I had

Was ever a mortal as quarter as glad
Courage galore in my spine
With the littlest money that first I had
I pray you to pour out the wine

And I had in my pocket a penny
And a penny was all that I had
With the littlest money that first I had
A penny was all that I had

And I had in my pocket a penny
And a penny was all that I had
With the littlest money that first I had
A penny was all that I had

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