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194                              SONGS, ETC.
Determined all things should be right, We tied and baited over night, Since full four hours before 'twas light, We were to start an angling.
With rod and line, &c.
As off down Fenchurch Street we set, Towards St. George's Church to get, A lot of new Police we met
As we went out an angling. The sergeant quick did collar me, The rest, as they the rods did see, Sung out, " Lads, here's a burglary ;" What's in these bundles ? come, let's see.'r With that a dreadful fight arose, And Muggins got a broken nose, So off to the station goes,
Instead of out an angling.
With rod and line, &c.
At length, by paying something each,
As we for freedom did beseech,
We did contrive to mend the breach,
And started off an angling ; Everything went off right well, No pleasure, sure, could ours excel, Until we came to Camberwell, When we a precious fog did smell ;
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