the matter with[A] you, me lass, and[Bm] where's your [G]dashing Jimmy?"
"Them [D]soldier boys have [A]picked him up and
[Bm]taken him far [G]from [D]me
Last [D]pay-day he went [A]into town and [Bm]them red-[G]coated [A]fellows,
him in and[A] made him drunk, and he'd [Bm]better gone to the [A]gall[D]ows
very sight of his cockade, it sets us all a-cryin', And me, I nearly fainted twice - I thought that I was dyin'
said he'd pay the smart and he'd run for the Golden Guinea,
But the sergeant swore he'd kissed the book, so now they've
got young Jimmy.
Jimmy talks about the wars, it's worse than death to hear him.
I must go out and hide me tears, because I cannot bear him.
Brigadier or a Grenadier he says they're sure to make him,
So now he jibes and cracks his jokes and bids me not forsake
As I walked o'er yon stubbled field - below where runs the seam,
I think on Jimmy hewing there, but it was all
He hewed the very coils we burn, so when this fire I'm leetin',
To think the lumps was in his hands - it sets
me heart a-beating'
break me heart and then it's o'er, oh break me heart, me dearie,
As I lie in this cold, cold bed, of a single life I'm