Old English Popular Music, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Harry Ellis Wooldridge
Chappell, 1893 - Ballads, English
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Page 155 - To all you ladies now at land We men at sea indite; But first would have you understand How hard it is to write: The Muses now, and Neptune too, We must implore to write to you — With a fa, la, la, la, la.
Page vii - Tom") WIT AND MIRTH ; or, PILLS TO PURGE MELANCHOLY. Being a Collection of the best Merry Ballads and Songs, Old and New. Fitted to all Humours, having each their proper Tune for either Voice or Instrument ; most of the Songs being new set.
Page 147 - Susan, Susan, lovely dear, My vows shall ever true remain; Let me kiss off that falling tear; We only part to meet again. Change as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be The faithful compass that still points to thee. "Believe not what the landsmen say, Who tempt with doubts thy constant mind: They'll tell thee sailors when away, In every port a mistress find : Yes, yes, believe them when they tell thee so, For thou art present wheresoe'er I go.
Page 173 - OLD King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he; He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three.
Page 44 - Cross, hard by the way Where we— thou know'st — do sell our hay, There is a house with stairs ; And there did I see coming down Such folk as are not in our town, Forty at least, in pairs.
Page 155 - To pass our tedious hours away, We throw a merry main ; Or else at serious ombre play : But why should we in vain Each other's ruin thus pursue ' We were undone when we left you.
Page 94 - WHEN mighty Roast Beef was the Englishman's food, It ennobled our hearts, and enriched our blood ; Our soldiers were brave, and our courtiers were good. Oh ! the Roast Beef of Old England, And, oh ! for Old England's Roast Beef!
Page 155 - Should foggy Opdam chance to know Our sad and dismal story, The Dutch would scorn so weak a foe, And quit their fort at Goree: For what resistance can they find From men who've left their hearts behind? — With a fa, la, la, la, la.
Page 155 - Then, if we write not by each post, Think not we are unkind ; Nor yet conclude our ships are lost By Dutchmen or by wind ; Our tears we'll send a speedier way : The tide shall bring them twice a day.
Page 132 - When day was gone, and night was come, And all men fast asleep, Then came the spirit of fair Marg'ret, And stood at Williams feet.

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