Capo 1st fret

Standard (EADGBE)

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Up London City I made my way

It was up Cheapside I chanced to stray

When a fair pretty maid I there did meet

And greeted her with kisses sweet

cho: For I was up to the rigs, Down to the jigs

Up to the rigs of London Town

She took me to some house of sin

And boldly then she entered in

Loudly for supper she did call

Thinking I would pay for it all.

The supper o'er, the table cleared

The waiter brought white wine and red

The waiter brought white wine and red

While the chambermaid prepared the bed

Between the hours of one and two

She asked me if to bed I'd go

Immediately I did consent

And along with this pretty girl I went.

Her cheeks was white and her lips was red

And I kissed her as she laid in bed

But soon as she was fast asleep

Out of the bed then I did creep.

I searched her pockets and there I found

A silver snuffbox and ten pound

A gold watch and a diamond ring

I took the lot and locked her in.

Now all young men listen to me

If you meet a pretty girl you use her free

You use her free but don't get pied

remember me when I was up Cheapside.