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1767.
The ballad entitled " The World Turned Upside Down, or, The Old Woman Taught Wisdom," was published, originally, in the Gen­tleman's Magazine, and afterwards on a music-sheet, set to the tune, "Derry Down." The anonymous author, says, it is "an humble attempt to reconcile the parent and her children, made by a peace­maker to Great Britain and her Colonies."
THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.
Goody Bull and her daughter together fell out,
Both squabbled, and wrangled, and made a------rout,
But the cause of the quarrel remains to be told, Then lend both your ears, and a tale I'll unfold.
The old lady, it seems, took a freak in her head, That her daughter, grown woman, might earn her own bread:
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