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K:C G B d d | d2 B G | A G F/2G/2 A | G2 D G | w:If you wake at mid-night and hear a hor - ses feet Don't go G B d d | d2 (B d) | e c (c/2d/2) e | d4 | w:draw-ing back the blind or - look-ing in - the street G B d d | d2 B2 | e G G A | (F G/2F/2 E) F | w:Them that asks no ques-tions is-n't told a lie. - - - Go D G G A | F G A c | e c e/2c/2 F | G4 |] % W: W:1 W:If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse's feet, W:Don't go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street, W:Them that ask no questions isn't told a lie. W:Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by. W: W:2 W:Five and twenty ponies, W:Trotting through the dark - W:Brandy for the Parson, 'Baccy for the Clerk. W:Laces for a lady; letters for a spy, W:Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by! W: W:3 W:Running round the woodlump if you chance to find W:Little barrels, roped and tarred, all full of brandy-wine, W:Don't you shout to come and look, nor use 'em for your play. W:Put the brishwood back again - and they'll be gone next day ! W: W:4 W:If you see the stable-door setting open wide; W:If you see a tired horse lying down inside; W:If your mother mends a coat cut about and tore; W:If the lining's wet and warm - don't you ask no more ! W: W:5 W:If you meet King George's men, dressed in blue and red, W:You be careful what you say, and mindful what is said. W:If they call you " pretty maid," and chuck you 'neath the chin, W:Don't you tell where no one is, nor yet where no one's been ! W: W:6 W:Knocks and footsteps round the house - whistles after dark - W:You've no call for running out till the house-dogs bark. W:Trusty's here, and Pincher's here, and see how dumb they lie W:They don't fret to follow when the Gentlemen go by ! W: W:7 W:'If You do as you've been told, 'likely there's a chance, W:You'll be give a dainty doll, all the way from France, W:With a cap of Valenciennes, and a velvet hood - W:A present from the Gentlemen, along 'o being good ! W: W:8 W:Five and twenty ponies, W:Trotting through the dark - W:Brandy for the Parson, 'Baccy for the Clerk. W:Them that asks no questions isn't told a lie - W:Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by ! % % % % % % % % % % %]
Further Information About A Smugglers Song
Published with “Hal o’ the Draft” , in Puck of Pook’s Hill
Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie Oliver Goldsmith: “She Stoops to Conquer” (1773): ‘Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no fibs.’
Valenciennes lace, originally produced (c. 1705-80) in the town of that name in Northern France.