Folk SongThere is a tavern in the town, in the townAnd there my true love sit him down, sit him down,And drink his wine together merry as can be,And never, never ever thinks of me.(Chorus) Fare thee well, because that I have to leave thee,Do not let this parting grieve thee,And remember the the ideal of friendsMust part, need to part.Adieu, adieu type friends, adieu, adieu, adieu,I can no longer stay v you, remain with you,I"ll hang my harp top top the weeping pasture tree,And might the civilization go well v thee.He left me for a damsel dark, damsel dark,Each Friday night they provided to spark, supplied to spark,And now my love who when was true come meTakes this dark damsel on his knee.And currently I watch him nevermore, nevermore;He never ever knocks upon my door, on mine door;Oh, sorrow is me; he pinned a small note,And this were every the words the wrote:Oh, dig my tomb both wide and deep, large and deep;Put tombstones in ~ my head and feet, head and also feetAnd top top my breast you might carve a turtle dove,To represent I died of love.
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There is a tavern in the town, in the townAnd over there my true love sit him down, sit him down,And drink his wine together merry as deserve to be,And never, never thinks the me.(Chorus) Fare thee well, because that I need to leave thee,Do no let this parting grieve thee,And remember the the finest of friendsMust part, must part.Adieu, adieu sort friends, adieu, adieu, adieu,I can no longer stay with you, stay with you,I"ll cave my harp top top the weeping willow tree,And may the human being go well v thee.He left me because that a damsel dark, damsel dark,Each Friday night they offered to spark, provided to spark,And now my love who when was true to meTakes this dark damsel ~ above his knee.And currently I view him nevermore, nevermore;He never knocks upon my door, on mine door;Oh, sorrow is me; he pinned a small note,And these were every the words he wrote:Oh, destruction my dig both large and deep, vast and deep;Put tombstones at my head and feet, head and feetAnd top top my breast you may carve a tortoise dove,To represent I passed away of love.
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A score from 1891 credits the composer/lyricist as FJ Adams. However an previously printed version from 1883 offers no author.""There Is a Tavern in the Town" is a traditional folk song, which first appeared in the 1883 version of william H. Hill"s college student Songs. The song was the university anthem of Trinity university College
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