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The Lincolnshire Poacher

Traditional

4:4 Key:G

When [G]I was bound app[Em]rentice in [G]famous [D]Lincoln[G]shire
Full well I served my [Em]master for [G]more than seven [D]years
Till [G]I took up to [Em]poaching, as [G]you shall quickly [D]hear
Oh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.
Ohhhhhhh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.

As [G]me and my com[Em]panions were [G]setting [D]off a [G]snare
'Twas then we spied the [Em]gamekeeper, for [G]him we dld not [D]care
For [G]we can wrestle and [Em]fight, my boys and [G]jump out any[D]where
Oh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.
Ohhhhhhh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.

As [G]me and my com[Em]panions were [G]setting [D]four or [G]five
And taking on 'em [Em]up again, we [G]caught a hare a[D]live
We [G]took a hare a[Em]live my boys, and [G]through the woods did [D]steer
Oh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.
Ohhhhhhh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.

I [G]threw him on my [Em]shoulder and [G]then [D]we trudged [G]home
We took him to a [Em]neighbour's house, and [G]sold him for a [D]crown
We [G]sold him for a [Em]crown, my boys, but [G]I did not tell you [D]where
Oh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.
Ohhhhhhh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.

Suc[G]cess to ev'ry [Em]gentleman that [G]lives in [D]Lincoln[G]shire
Success to every [Em]poacher that [G]wants to sell a [D]hare
Bad [G]luck to ev'ry [Em]gamekeeper that [G]will not sell his [D]deer
Oh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.
Ohhhhhhh, 'tis [Em]my delight on a [G]shiny night in the season [D7]of the [G]year.



Added or amended 23rd May 2014
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


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