Tae the Beggin' I Will Go

Marjorie Kennedy-Frazer, Kenneth Macleod

Audio

These two examples of "Tae the Beggin I Will Go, Will Go" are performed by (1) Andrew Scarhart and (2) The Jolly Rogers on their album "Loose Cannons / Midnight Buffet"

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Tae the Beggin' I Will Go 
If the beggin' be as good a trade 
As I have heard them say, 
It's time that I was on the road 
And joggin' doon the brae, 
To the beggin' I will go, will go, 
To the beggin' I will go. 

And if a' the time we'll gang awa' 
I'll let my hair grow lang, 
I will not pare my nails at a' 
For the beggars wear them lang, 
To the beggin' I will go, will go, 
To the beggin' I will go.

I'll gang to the tailors, 
They call him Arnie Gray; 
I'll gat him mak' a coat to me 
That will help me night and day, 
To the beggin' I will go, will go, 
To the beggin' I will go. 

And if there be a weddin' 
And me chance to be there; 
I'll rise amang the weddin' folk 
And bless the happy pair, 
To the beggin' I will go, will go, 
To the beggin' I will go. 

It's some'll give me beef and breed, 
And some'll give me cheese, 
And out amang the weddin' folk 
I'll gather bawbees1
To the beggin'I will go, will go, 
To the beggin' I will go. 

And if a'come on as weel's a'like 
It's I'll come back and tell; 
But gin a gin a dae that2 
I'll keep it to mysel', 
To the beggin' I will go, will go, 
To the beggin' I will go.


1 bawbees: half pennies
2 gin a gin a dae that: if it doesn't do that