Tim Hart and Maddy Prior The Ploughboy and the Cockney Lyrics

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It's of a London c___ney I now will relate
He went into the country to find himself a mate
He went into the country to find himself a mate

He rode and he rode until he came to some public town
And there he alighted to drink at the Crown
And there he alighted to drink at the Crown

A beautiful damsel he there did espy
Which caused him to tarry and therefore to bide
Which caused him to tarry and therefore to bide

He said, 'My fair damsel, if you will be mine
Then all the gold and silver I have shall be thine
Then all the gold and silver I have shall be thine'

But a ploughboy was standing by and hearin' him say so
He said, 'Me London c___ney, I know what I know'
He said, 'Me London c___ney, I know what I know'

'We shall take up our arrows and go fight in the field
We'll fight a good battle and gain her good will
We'll fight a good battle and gain her good will'

And when he said this, he gave him such a blow
'Oh, Now me London c___ney, you know what I know!
Oh, Now me London c___ney, you know what I know!'

Oh, it never shall be said on all the plough bench
That a ploughboy was not willin' to fight for his wench
That a ploughboy was not willin' to fight for his wench

'Oh, carry me to London and there let me die
Don't let me die here in a strange country
Don't let me die here in a strange country'
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  • 1 False Knight on the Road
  • 2 Bring Us in Good Ale
  • 3 All of the Birds
  • 4 I Live Not Where I Love
  • 5 The Ploughboy and the Cockney
  • 6 Westron Wynde
  • 7 Sorry the Day I Was Married
  • 8 Dancing at Whitsun
  • 9 Fly Up My Cock
  • 10 Cannily Cannily
  • 11 Adam Catched Eve
  • 12 Three Drunken Maidens
  • 13 Serving Girls Holiday
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