It's of a jolly beggarman came tripping o'er the plain He came unto a farmer's door a lodging for to gain The farmer's daughter she came down and viewed him Cheek and chin She says: "He is a handsome man, I pray you take him In"
[Chorus] We'll go no more aroving, aroving in the night We'll go no more aroving, let the moon shine so bright We'll go no more aroving
He would not lie within the barn nor yet within the Byre But he would in the corner lie down by the kitchen fire Oh then the beggar's bed was made of good clean sheets And hay And down beside the kitchen fire the jolly beggar lay
The farmer's daughter she got up to bolt the kitchen Door
And there she saw the beggar standing naked on the Floor He took the daughter in his arms and to the bed he ran "Kind sir" she says "Be easy now, you'll waken our good Man"
"Now you are no beggar, you are some gentleman, For you have stolen my maidenhead and I am quite Undone" "I am no lord, I am no squire, of beggars I be one, And beggars they be robbers all, so you are quite Undone"
She took her bed in both her hands and threw it at the Wall Says "Go ye with the beggarman, my maidenhead and all!"