Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band – Cobblers Hornpipe


Ireland has great folk music, and the tradition is strong, but English folk music is often just as powerful… Particularly when played by the mighty Eliza Carthy of the Carthy folk dynasty…. fantastic passion and emotion in these tracks…

 

 

On Hounslow Heath as I rode o’er
I spied a lawyer riding before.
“Kind sir are you afraid,

Of Turpin, that mischievous blade?”

O rare Turpin hero,
O rare Turpin O

Said Turpin, “He’d ne’er find me here
I hid my money in my boot.”
The lawyer says, “There’s none can find,
I hid my gold in my cape behind.”

O rare Turpin hero,
O rare Turpin O

As they were riding past the mill
Turpin commands him to stand still;
Says, “Your cloak I must cut off,
My mare she needs a saddle cloth.”

O rare Turpin hero,
O rare Turpin O

As Turpin rode in search of prey
He spied a man on taxway;
And boldly then he bid him stand,
“Your gold,” he said, “I do demand.”

O rare Turpin hero,
O rare Turpin O

Oh Turpin then without remorse,
He knocked him quite from off his horse;
And left him on the ground to sprawl
While he rode off with his gold and all.

O rare Turpin hero,
O rare Turpin O

Well Turpin is condemned to die,
To hang upon yon gallows high;
Whose legacy is a strong rope,
For the shooting of a dung-hill cock.

O rare Turpin hero,
O rare Turpin O

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