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For to see mad Tom of Bedlam

 


  ten thousand miles I'd travel    
    Mad Maudlin goes on dirty toes    
    to save her shoes from gravel    
         
   

Still I sing bonnie boys, bonnie mad boys

 

 

   

Bedlam boys are bonnie

   
   

For they all go bare and they live by the air

 


   

And they want no drink nor money

   
   

 

   
    I went down to Satan's kitchen    
   

for to beg me food one morning

   
   

There I got souls piping hot

 


    all on the spit a turning.    
         
    There I picked up a cauldron    
   

where boiled 10,000 harlots

   
   

Though full of flame I drank the same

   
   

to the health of all such varlets.

   
         
    My staff has murdered giants    
   

my bag a long knife carries

   
    For to cut mince pies from children's thighs    
   

with which to feed the fairies.

   
         
    Spirits white as lightning    
    shall on my travels guide me    
    the moon would quake, the stars would shake    
    when' ere they espied me.    
         
   

No gypsy, slut nor doxy

   
   

shall win my Mad Tom from me

   
    I'll weep all night, the stars I'll fight
   
    the fray will well become me.
   
         
    It's when next I have murdered
   
    the Man-In-The-Moon to powder
   
    His staff I'll break, his dog I'll bake
   
    they'll howl no demon louder      
   
         
    So drink to Tom of Bedlam
   
    he'll fill the seas in barrels
   
    I'll drink it all, all brewed with gall
   
    with Mad Maudlin I’ll travel.    
         
         
    CREDITS    
    Kim Thompsett (vocals, guitar)    
    Michelle Glover (vocals, flute)    
    Ben Glover (keyboards)    
    Chris Downing (guitar)    
    Colin Mold (mandolin)    
    Geoff Charlton (drums)    
     
    Artwork "Maudlin" by Michelle Glover.
    Arranged by Kim Thompsett and Michelle Glover © 2013.
    Recorded, mixed and mastered at Magicfolk Studios by Michelle Glover 2013.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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