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Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman

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Poor Will and The Jolly Hangman
(Richard Thompson/Dave Swarbrick)

Won't you rise for the hangman,
his pleasure is that you should rise
He's the judge and the jury
at the Jester's Assize.
Poor Will on the gallows tree
 never a cruel word did say
Oh that a young man should be treated this way.

Run to me mother of anyones's child
And tell me the revelry plan
Judges and barristers, clerks at the law
His show is the best in the land
Here's a toast to the jolly hang man
He'll hang you the best that he can
Here's a toast to the jolly ......

No purse for a champion
No true love come over the stile
The debt of a poor man he'll pay in a while.
Poor ladies, poor gentlemen,
born of a sorry degree
Will you laugh for the hangman
when he comes for his fee?

Run to me mother of anyones's child
And tell me the revelry planned
Judges and barristers, clerks at the law
His show is the best in the land
Here's a toast to the jolly hang man
He'll hang you the best that he can
Here's a toast to the jolly

Rise for the hangman,
his pleasure is that you should rise
He's the judge and the jury
at the Jester's Assize....

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The Gallows at Wapping Stairs, London, UK

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