Lachlan The Peeler and the Goat Lyrics

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Oh, the Bansha peeler went out one night on duty and patrolling-o
He spied a goat up on the road and took him for a-strolling-o

With bayonet fixed, he sallied forth and he caught him by the wizen-o
And there swore out a mighty oath he'd send him off to prison-o
Have mercy, sir, the goat replied and let me tell my story-o
I am no rogue, no ribbon man, no c***y, Whig, or Tory-o

I'm innocent of any crime, of petty or high treason-o
For my tribe is active at this time it is the mating season-o
"Do not complain," the peeler said but give your tongue a bridle-o
You're absent from your dwelling place, disorderly, and idle-o
Your h***y locks will not prevail nor your sublime oration-o
For the penal laws will you transport on your own information-o

No penal laws have I transgressed by deed or combination-o
It's true I have no place of rest, no home, or habitation-o
But Bansha is my dwelling place where I was bread and borne-o
I'm of an honest working race that's all the trade I've learned-o
I wager, sir, that you are drunk on whiskey, rum, and brandy-o
Or you wouldn't have such gallant s**** to be so bold and manly-o
You readily would let me pass If I had money handy-o
I'd take you to the parting glass its then I'd be the dandy-o
Daughter of a Gypsy Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Mero
  • 2 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  • 3 The Peeler and the Goat
  • 4 Johnny Goes to War
  • 5 Daughter of a Gypsy
  • 6 The Little Beggarman
  • 7 Back Home in Derry
  • 8 Step it out, Mary
  • 9 The Maid Who Sold Her Barley
  • 10 My Love's in Germany
  • 11 The Queen of Argyll
  • 12 Johnny McGory
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