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American Ballads and Folk Songs
4.   The fourth verse is to be sung all in one breath, with the only pause after "variety." Take another breath for the "tiddle-dums," then make a long pause at the end of the stanza as an imaginary pur­chase goes on.
5.   Repeat the first verse softly as the peddler passes from hearing.
BILLY BOY
Where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy? Where have you been, charming Billy? Pve been down the lane to see Miss Betsy Jane, She's a young thing and cannot leave her mammy!
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