Verse

Title
Jolly shilling
Singer
Iles, Elijah
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

I have a jolly shilling, a lovely jolly shilling,
I love my jolly shilling as I do love my life;
I've a penny for to spend, another for to lend,
And a jolly, jolly tenpence to carry home to my wife.

Chorus

There's neither pints nor quarts shall grieve me,
Nor this wide world shall deceive me,
But bring to me the girl that will keep me,
While I go rambling about.

Verse 2

I have a jolly ten pence, a lovely jolly ten pence,
I love my jolly ten pence as I do love my life;
I've a penny for to spend, another for to lend,
And a jolly, jolly eight pence to take home to my wife.

Verse 3

I have a jolly eight pence, a lovely jolly eight pence,
I love my jolly eight pence as I do love my life;
I've a penny for to spend, another for to lend,
And a jolly, jolly six pence to take home to my wife.

Verse 4

I have a jolly six pence, a lovely jolly six pence,
I love my jolly six pence as I do love my life;
I've a penny for to spend, another for to lend,
And a jolly, jolly four pence to take home to my wife.

Verse 5

I have a jolly four pence, a lovely jolly four pence,
I love my jolly four pence as I do love my life;
I've a penny for to spend, another for to lend,
And a jolly, jolly two pence to take home to my wife.

Verse 6

I have a jolly tuppence, a lovely jolly tuppence,
I love my jolly tuppence as I do love my life;
I've a penny for to spend, another for to lend,
And nothing at to carry home to my own dearest wife.