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"Old Rosin the Beau" is an American folk song popular in the 19th century, probably of British or Irish origin, first published in Philadelphia during 1838. [Roud 1192; G/D 3:698; Henry H698; Ballad Index R846; Bodleian Roud 1192; Wiltshire 973; trad.]. The tune of this song has been used for "Acres of Clams", "Irish Brigade", "Lincoln and Liberty", Randy Sparks' "Denver", "Down in the Willow Garden (Rose Connely), and others.
I've travelled this wide world over,
And now to another I'll go,
For I know that good quarters are waiting
To welcome old Rosin the Beau (Bow)
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