In Yarmouth town there lived a man
Kept a little tavern down by the strand
The landlord had a daughter, fair
A pretty, little thing with the golden hair

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?

One night, there came a sailor man
And he asked the daughter for her hand
"Why should I marry you" she said
"When I got all I want without being wed?"

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?

But if with me you want to linger
I'll tie a piece of string all around me finger
All you got to do is pull on the string
And I'll come down and I'll let you in

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?

Now, at closing time, that sailor man
Went back to the tavern, down by the strand
As he passed by, he pulled on the string
She came down and she let him right in

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?

And the sailor man was quite surprised
When she winked at him with her lovely eyes
He'd never seen such a sight before
The string around her finger was all she wore

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?

The sailor lad stayed the whole night through
Then in the morning went back to the crew
He told them about the daughter, fair
The pretty, little thing with the golden hair

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?

Well, the news had soon got all around
The very next night in Yarmouth town
There were 15 sailors pulling on the string
She came down and she let them all in

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?

So, all young men, back to Yarmouth, go
If you see a pretty girl with her hair hanging low
All you got to do is pull on the string
She'll come down and she'll let you all in

And won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?
Won't you come down? Won't you come down?
Won't you come down to Yarmouth town?


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Yarmouth Town song meanings
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