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Come all you young fellows that go out a-tippling
I'd have you give attention and listen to me song
I'll tell you a story of a jolly bold robber
Seven feet high in proportion quite strong

He's a-robbed Lawyer Morgan and Lady of Dawkings
Five hundred bright guineas from each one of them
And he spied a young sailor as he was a-riding
And boldly as a lion he stepped up to him

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Deliver your money you jolly young sailor
You've plenty of bulk in your pockets I see
Oh yes says the sailor I have plenty of money
While I have life then I've got none for thee

I just left my shipping and I've taken my money
And I'm bound for old England my friends for to see
I've ninety bright guineas for to make my friends merry
And I pray you jolly robber don't you take it from me

So then the saucy bold struck the jolly young sailor
Such a blow on the head as brought him to the ground
Oh now says the sailor you have struck me quite heavy
Now I'll endeavour to return it again

So now they have stripped like lampkins and hay-skipped
And they fought life for life like soldiers in field
The ninety-seventh meeting it was completing
And the saucy bold robber the sailor-boy has killed

And says the jolly young sailor to the saucy bold robber
I hope you won't lay any blame unto me
But if I'd been the robber of ten hundred guineas
I never would have stopped a poor sailor-boy like me

Writer(s): DP, NIC JONES

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