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230 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
(B) THE PRETTY MILKMAID
"0 where are you going to, my pretty maid, 0 where are you going to, my pretty maid?" "I'm going a-milking, sir," she said, "sir," she said, "I'm going a-milking, sir," she said.
" 0 may I go with you, my pretty maid,
O may I go with you, my pretty maid?"
"0 yes, if you like, kind sir," she said, "sir," she said,
" 0 yes, if you like, kind sir," she said.
"0 what is your father, my pretty maid,
O what is your father, my pretty maid?"
"My father's a farmer, sir," she said, "sir," she said,
"My father's a farmer, sir," she said.
"0 what is your fortune, my pretty maid,
0 what is your fortune, my pretty maid?"
"My face is my fortune, sir," she said, "sir," she said, "My face is my fortune, sir," she said.
"Then I cannot marry you, my pretty maid,
1 cannot marry you, my pretty maid,"
"0 nobody axed you, sir," she said, "sir," she said, "0 nobody axed you, sir," she said.






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