[G]I'm a bold [Em]navvy and I [C]work on the [G]line
[G]And the [Em]last place I met was[Am] Newcastle-on-[D]Tyne
[G]I'll tell me misfortune it [C]happened in [D]one
O'h it [G]happened one [Em]night I'd me [C]navvy boots [G]on.
One night after supper I shaved off me beard
Ah to meet me fair Ellen I was quiet prepaired
To meet me fair
Ellen I then hurried down.
And I met her that night with me navvy boots on.
I knocked on her window, my knock it was low
I knocked on her window, my knock she did know
She jumped out
of bed saying: Is that you John?
Ah, bejaybers it's me with me navvy boots on
She came to the door and invited me in
Saying: draw to the fire, love, and warm your skin
Well the bedroom
was open and the blankets rolled down
So I jumped into bed with me navvy boots on
And all of that night now we sported and played
Never thinking of time as it soon passed away
Then she jumped
out of bed crying: What have I done?
Ah, the baby will be born with his navvy boots on
I chastised me loved one for talking so wild
Ah, you foolish young girl, you'll never have a child
all that I've done now twas only in fun
Ah, but I ran like hell with me navvy boots on
And very soon after I was summoned to court
To pay for me sins just like any man ought
I pay ten bob a week
now for all of my fun
Ah, that I had that night with me navvy boots on