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As they was a-walking by the saucy brimside The oldest pushed the youngest in.
"Sister, 0 sister lend me your hand, a And I'll give you my house and land."
"What care I for house and lands?
All that I want is your true love's hand."
Down she sunk and away she swam Till she came to the miller's mill-dam.
The miller ran out with his fish-hook And fished the maiden out of the brook.
"The miller shall be hung on his own mill-gate For drownding my poor sister Kate."
It rained a mist, it rained a mist,
It rained all over the land; Till all the boys throughout the town
Went out to toss their ball, ball, ball,
Went out to toss their ball.
At first they tossed their ball too high, And then again too low,

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