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​Yarmouth Town

This song is by Nic Jones and appears on the live compilation album Unearthed (2001).

In Yarmouth Town there lived a man
He had a tavern all by the sand
The landlord he had a daughter fair
A plump little thing with golden hair

Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town
Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town

Now to this tavern come a sailor-man
And he asked the daughter for her hand
"Why should I marry you, kind sir?" she said
"I get all I want without being wed"

Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town
Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town

Now the very same night in Yarmouth Town
He goes to the tavern all by the sand.
And he goes round the back and he pulls on the string
She come down and she let Jack in

Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town
Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town

Now Jack had never seen such a sight before
The string on the finger was all she wore
And when he went and he pulled that string
She come down and she let Jack in

Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town
Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town

So the very next night in Yarmouth Town
Down in the tavern all by the sand
Sixteen sailors pulling on the string
She come down and she let Jack in

Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town
Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town

All young seamen that to Yarmouth do go
To see the little thing with her hair hanging low
All you've got to do is pull on the string
And she'll come down and she'll let you in

Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town
Won't you come down won't you come down
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town

Credits Edit

  • Traditional/Arranged Nic Jones
  • Roud Folk Song Index #1068