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2010 Poetry Challenge

National Poetry Month



Divena Collins

The Barley Barn Song..........Ballad

1.

Oh we have done ploughin` the fields
an` put the ol`horse to his bed,
we have hung the sickle up
we`ll have some fun instead.

Chorus

Come all ye fayre lassies oh
there be jiggin` at the farm,
so pick up your skirts and we`ll have some fun
in the barley barn.

2.

Ol` Tom he plays the fiddle oh
and Jenny can sing a faire song,
so take off yer boots and put on yer clogs
and we`ll jig the whole night long.

Chorus

Come all ye fayre lassies oh
there be jiggin` at the farm
so pick up your skirts, and we`ll have some fun
in the barley barn.

3.

So fetch that flagon of cyder Oh
from the apple pickin`s bail,
we`ll roast a pigling on the fire
and the wenches brewed some ale.

Chorus

Come all ye fayre lassies Oh
there be jiggin` at the farm,
pick up your skirts, and we`ll have some fun
in the barley barn.

4.

Our Ole farmer has some tricks
a hidden up his sleeve,
if we dont arise early next morn`.
he`ll bid one and all to leave.

Chorus.

So come all ye fayre lassies Oh
there be jiggin` at the farm,
pick up your skirts, and we`ll have some fun
enjoy life while we can.



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