There is a Tavern in the Town

Original Text: 
Anthony Hopkins, Songs from the Front & Rear: Canadian Servicemen's Songs of the Second World War (Edmonton: Hurtig, 1979): 32. M 1679 .18 S66 Robarts Library.
1There is a tavern in the town, in the town,
2And there my true love sits him down, sits him down,
3And drinks his wine 'mid laughter free,
4And never, never thinks of me.
5Fare thee well, for I must leave thee,
6Do not let this parting grieve thee,
8Adieu, adieu, kind friends, adieu, adieu, adieu!
9I can no longer stay with you, stay with you,
10I'll hang my harp on a weeping willow tree,
11And may the world go well with thee.


7] an internal rhyme, supplying the missing couplet and hinting at revision over time. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
18th century
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.