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AMERICAN BALLADS AND, SONGS 223
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THE QUAKER'S COURTSHIP
"Madam, I have come a-courting, hi, ho, hum! I'm for business, not for sporting, hi, ho hum!"
"That you go home is my desire, rol dol dil a day. Unless you stay and court the fire, rol dol dil a day."
"I've a ring that's worth a shilling, hi ho hum. Thou mayst wear it if thou'rt willing, hi ho hum!"
"01 don't want your ring or money, rol dol dil a day. I want a man that'll call me honey, rol dol dil a day."
"I've a kitchen full of servants, hi ho hum! Thou mayst be a mistress o'er them, hi ho hum."
"Indeed I'll not be Bcolded for you, rol dol dil a day. Indeed I think myself above you, rol dol dil a day."
"I've a stable full of horses, hi ho hum,
Thou mayst ride them at my bidding, hi ho hum."
"Indeed I'll not be jockey for you, rol dol dil a day. I think I'm better off without you, rol dol dil a day."
"Must I give up my religion? 0 dear me! Must I join the Presbyterians? 0 dear me!"






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