Words & Music:

Traditional / arr. Peter, Paul & Mary


Forrest Roberts has tabbed Peter, Paul & Mary's guitar riff:









It's a finger-twister at first, but quite doable! other tabs


Em    D    Em     Bm       Em         D            Em           Bm

Hey!  Ho!  Nobody home.  *Meat, nor a drink, nor a money have I none.

Em         D    Em  Bm  Em    D    Em     Bm

Yet, shall I be merry.  Hey!  Ho!  Nobody home.

Em    D    Em

Hey!  Ho!  Nobody home.



Em      D       Em   Bm     Em           D         Em   Bm

Soal, a soal, a soal cake.  Please, good missus, a soal cake.

   Em       Bm      G       Bm      Em       Bm       G           Bm

An apple, a pear, a plum, a cherry, any good thing to make us all merry,

Em      Bm     G       Bm    Em        Bm       G       Em

One for Peter, two for Paul, three for Him that made us all.




God bless the master of this house and the mistress also,

And all the little children that 'round your table grow.

The cattle in your stable, the dog by your front door

And all that dwells within your gates, we wish you ten times more.




Go down into the cellar and see what you can find.

If the barrels are not empty, we hope you will be kind.

We hope you will be kind with your apple and strawber'

For we won't come around until this time next year.




The streets are very dirty, my shoes are very thin

I havd a little pocket to put a penny in.

If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do.

If you haven't got a ha'penny then God bless you!




Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this place.

And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace.

This holy tide of Christmas of beauty and of grace,

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.


*This is a round. Subsequent parts enter here

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