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Boys Of Bedlam chords

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The previous version submitted was largely incorrect when compared against any known iterations of this traditional folk tune, and cannot be played using the traditional melody (which traditionally has little to no variation between versions). This version also includes all known popular verses as well as a few option verses added at the end. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[VERSE 1]

       Dm      C      Am
For to see Mad Tom of Bedlam
    F        C          Dm
Ten thousand miles I've traveled
    Dm      C       Am
Mad Maudlin goes on dirty toes
       F        C          Dm
For to save her shoes from gravel.


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 2]

       Dm      C       Am
I went down to Satan's kitchen
       F      C        Dm
For to get me food one morning
    Dm      C         Am
And there I got souls piping hot
    F      C      Dm
All on the spit a-turning


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 3]

    Dm      C       Am
And there I took up cauldron
      F          C        Dm
Where boiled ten thousand harlots
       Dm      C       Am         
Though full of flame I drank the same
       F         C        Dm
To the health of all such varlets


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 4]

   Dm        C        Am
My staff has murdered giants
   F     C          Dm
My bag a long knife carries
       Dm        C         Am
For to cut mince pies from children's thighs
    F         C      Dm
And feed them to the fairies


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 5]

    Dm      C        Am
The spirits white as lightening
      F     C       Dm
Would on me travels guide me
    Dm          C             Am
The stars would shake and the moon would quake
    F    C     Dm
Whenever they espied me


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 6]

    Dm        C       Am    
And when that I'll be murdering
    F          C           Dm
The Man in the Moon to the powder
    Dm         C          Am
His staff I'll break, his dog I'll shake
             F       C     Dm
And there'll howl no demon louder


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 7]

   Dm     C       Am
No gypsy, slut or doxy
      F      C       Dm
Shall win my mad Tom from me
     Dm       C           Am
I'll weep all night, with stars I'll fight
    F    C            Dm
The fray shall well become me


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 8]

   Dm       C     Am
So drink to Tom O’Bedlam
   F        C       Dm
Go fill the seas in barrels
     Dm       C        Am
I’ll drink it all well brewed with gall
    F       C           Dm
And Maudlin drunk we’ll quarrel


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[VERSE 9]

       Dm      C      Am
For to see Mad Tom of Bedlam
    F        C            Dm
Ten thousand years I have traveled
    Dm      C       Am
Mad Maudlin goes on dirty toes
       F        C          Dm
For to save her shoes from gravel.


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[OPTIONAL VERSE 10]

    Dm  C         Am
Now I repent that ever
     F       C     Dm
Poor Tom was so disdain'd
   Dm        C         Am
My wits were lost when him I cross't
      F        C       Dm
Which makes me go thus chain'd


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


[OPTIONAL VERSE 11]

   Dm      C       Am
My horn is made of thunder
  F        C      Dm
I stole it out of heaven
    Dm      C        Am
The rainbow there is this I wear
    F       C          Dm
For which I thence was driven


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.


{OPTIONAL VERSE 12]

    Dm       C      Am
And now that I have gotten
  F          C        Dm
A lease than doomsday longer
   Dm      C          Am
To live on earth with some in mirth
    F            C       Dm
Ten whales shall ease my hunger


[CHORUS]

Dm                 C               Am
Still I sing bonny boys, bonny mad boys
       F        C        Dm
Bedlam boys are bonny
         Dm     C             Am
For they all go bare and they live by the air
         F       C         Dm
And they want no drink nor money.

            
            
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