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228 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
"I'll give to thee the key of my heart, That we may lock and never part, If you'll but marry, if you'll' but marry, if you'll but marry me."
"I'll not accept the key of thy heart,
That we may lock and never part,
And I'll not marry, I'll not marry, I'll not marry you."
"I'll give to thee a chest of gold, And all the money you can control, If you'll but marry, if you'll but marry, if you'll but marry me."
"I will accept a chest of gold,
And all the money I can control,
And I will marry, I will marry, I will marry you."
"Ha, ha! Ha, ha! money is all
Woman's love is nothing at all,
And I'll not marry, I'll not marry, I'll not marry you."
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(A) THE MILKMAID
"Where are you going, my pretty maid,
My pretty maid, my pretty maid, Where are you going, my pretty maid?" " I'm going a-milking, sir, I say,






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