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Silly Old Man

Artist:Kate Rusby  Album:Ghost 

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Come and I'll sing you a song of intent, Concerning a silly old man, Who went off to pay to the landlord his rent, And into some trouble he ran. For as he was riding along the green way, A gentleman thief passed him by, "I'm company sir, do you need me to stay?" "Oh no" was the old man's reply. "For as you can see I'm a silly old man, I farm but a parcel of ground, To the landlord I go" said the silly old man, "To pay up my rent forty pound" "But what if you meet with a highway man here, Their numbers are many I'll bid", "Oh I will not worry and I will not fear, For inside my saddle it's hid". And the two of them rode then as fast as they can, 'Til the gentleman thief up he sped, "Oh stand and deliver you silly old man, You should have stayed home in your bed". But the old man was crafty and cunning and sly, And long on this earth he had been, His saddle he tossed o'er the hedge with a cry, Saying "fetch it yourself you young fiend". The thief being thirsty for silver and gold, Was eager to get to the bags, And he drew out his rusty old

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