The Heckler Lad

 
Performed by:
Martin Graebe
Recorded in:
Gloucester
Recorded on:
01/07/2009
Recorded by:
Martin Graebe
Genre:
Occupational
Keywords:
Courtship,
Love
 

Archival information

TYG:
91
Key:
G
Time Signature:
6:8
Roud id:
1111
Laws id:
Master title:
The Roving Heckler Lad
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
I am a jovial heckler boy
And by my trade I go;
I trudge the world all over
And get my living so.

2
I trudged this world all over,
A pretty maid I spied;
I asked her if she would go with me
And be my lawful bride.

3
The pretty fair maid denied me,
And said, “If I do so,
I shall be ruined for ever a day
And shall be loved no mo.”

4
"Oh how will you be ruined?"
The heckler boy replied,
"For I am sure I will marry you
As soon as work I find."

5
"Now hold your tongue from clattering
And tell me none of your tales,
For you are a jovial heckler boy
And that’s your only trade."

6
"How do you know me so, my dear,
And how do you know my trade?"
"I know you by t’ fringes of your apron,
Of your apron," she said.

7
"The fringes of your apron
And by your slender shoe;
Your stockings they are as white as snow,
So that’s how I know you."

8
I could not help for smiling
To hear the girl say so;
I threw my arm around her waist
And along we both did go.

9
She brought a glass all in her hand
And filled it to the brim;
"Here’s to the health of each heckler boy
That calls my true love his."

Archival information

TYG:
91
Key:
G
Time Signature:
6:8
Roud id:
1111
Laws id:
Master title:
The Roving Heckler Lad
Places Cited: