BOLD CAPTAIN FRENEY

As I roved out one evening fair
All for to take the evening air,
To my good luck I chanced to spy
A jolly Quaker riding by;

For bold Captain Freney,
For brave Freney, O.

I kindly did my friend salute,
As he rode by me very mute:
I asked him where did he design
To take refreshment or to dine.

For bold Captain Freney,
For brave Freney, O.

Said the Quaker- 'I am very glad
That I have met with such a lad;
There is a robber on the way,
Bold Captain Freney, I hear them say.'

For bold Captain Freney,
For brave Freney, O.

Captain Freney I disregard,
Although about me I carry my charge;
Because I being so cunning and cute,
It's where I hide it, in my boot.'

For bold Captain Freney,
For brave Freney, O.

We rode till we came to Thomastown,
'Twas there I bid the Quaker to come down;
'It's on you boot I do design,
Come strip off yours and put on mine,

For I am bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.

'It's little that I ever thought
Like a silly ass I would be caught,
Since it's on my boot thou do design
I see thou art no friend of mine,

For thou art bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.
The next that I met all on the highway
It was with a tailor dressed full gay,

I took him to be some noble man,
I boldly bid him for to stand,
For I was bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.

Upon his pocket I laid hold,
The first thing I got was a purse of gold,
In the other, to my great surprise,
Some cloth, chalk, thimble and shears likewise,

For bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.

'Your footy trifles I disdain,'
With that I returned him his gold again;
'I'll rob no tailor if I can,
For I'd always wish to rob a man,

For I am bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.

It's time for me to look about,
There's a proclamation just gone out;
There's fifty pounds bid on my head,
To bring me in alive or dead,

For I am bold Captain Freney,'
For brave Freney, O.
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