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    "The Beggar" Lyrics

    Steeleye Span

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    I'd rather be a beggar than a king
    Tell you the reason why
    A king can't swagger, nor drink like a beggar
    Nor be half so happy as I

    Let the back and sides go bare
    Let the hands and feet go cold
    Give to the belly beer enough
    Whether it be new or old

    Sometimes we call at a rich man's hall
    To beg for bread and beer
    Sometimes we're lame, sometimes we're blind
    Sometimes too deaf to hear

    Let the back and sides go bare
    Let the hands and feet go cold
    Give to the belly beer enough
    Whether it be new or old

    Sometimes we lie like hogs in the sty
    In a flock of straw on the ground
    Sometimes eat a crust that's rolled in the dust
    And are thankful it can be found

    Let the back and sides go bare
    Let the hands and feet go cold
    Give to the belly beer enough
    Whether it be new or old

    From the hag and the hungry goblin
    That into rags would rend you
    And the spirits that stand by the naked man
    In the book of moons defend you

    That of your five sound senses
    You never be forsaken
    Nor travel from yourselves with me
    Abroad to beg your bacon

    Let the back and sides go bare
    Let the hands and feet go cold
    Give to the belly beer enough
    Whether it be new or old

    Let the back and sides go bare
    Let the hands and feet go cold
    Give to the belly beer enough
    Whether it be new or old
    This song was submitted on March 7th, 2014 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by David Holgate, . Traditional.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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