Jack Hall

1. Oh my name it is Jack Hall,
Chimney sweep, chimney sweep,
Oh my name it is Jack Hall, chimney sweep.
Oh my name it is Jack Hall,
And I’ve robb’d both great and small,
And my neck shall pay for all
When I die, when I die,
And my neck shall pay for all when I die.

2. I have twenty pounds in store,
that’s no joke, that’s no joke,
I have twenty pounds in store, that’s no joke.
I have twenty pounds in store
And I’ll rob for twenty more,
And my neck shall pay for all
When I die, when I die,
And my neck shall pay for all when I die.

3. O they tell me that in goal
I shall die, I shall die
O they tell me that in goal, I shall die.
O they tell me that in goal
I shall drink no more brown ale,
But be dash’d if ever I fail
Til I die, til I die
But be dash’d if ever I fail till I die.

4. O I rode up Tyburn Hill
In a cart, in a cart
O I rode up Tyburn Hill in a cart.
O I rode up Tyburn Hill,
and ‚twas there I made my will,
Saying, „The best of friends must part,
So, farewell, so, farewell.“
Saying, „The best of friends must part
So, farewell.“

5. Up the ladder I did grope,
that’s no joke, that’s no joke
Up the ladder I did grope, that’s no joke.
Up the ladder I did grope,
and the hangman spread the rope,
O but never a word said I,
coming down, coming down,
O never a word said I coming down.