All around my hat (Traditional)

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  • CPDL #23297:   
Editor: Glenn O'Brien (submitted 2011-03-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 26 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arrangement updated October 2011.

General Information

Title: All around my hat
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularFolksongBarbershop

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2010

Description: Folk song from Britain.

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Original text and translations

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My love she was fair and my love she was kind
And cruel the judge and jury that sentenced her away
For thieving was a thing that she never was inclined to
They send my love across the sea ten thousand miles away

All around my hat I will wear the greenie willow
All around my hat for a year and a day
And if anyone should question me the reason for me wearing it
I'll tell them my own true love is ten thousand miles away.