English Nursery Rhyme

6.    English Nursery Rhyme

Words: Traditional (at least from the year 1800, probably older).

Often called "The Goose And The Common" when sung with other melody and longer lyric. 

Music by Kristian Svensson.

                          G                              F#m

They hang the man and flog the woman

                          C                /b         G

Who steal the goose from off the common

                     C                      D

But let the greater villain loose

                           Bm                           C

Who steals the common from the goose


The law demands that we atone

                         Bm                        C

When we take things we do not own

                         Am                          D

But leaves the Lords and Ladies fine

                              D7                            G

Who take things that are yours and mine