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FRANCIS' NEW JIG
To the tune of Walsingham.
Besse.
i AS I went to Walsingham, -t\ to the shrine with speed, Met I with a iolly Palmer,
in a Pilgrims weede.                 [Enter Francis]
Now God you1 saue you iolly Palmer.
Fran. Welcome Lady gay, Oft haue I sued to thee for loue.
B. Oft haue I said you nay.
2   F. My loue is fixed. B. And so is mine,
but not on you: For to my husband whilst I Hue,
I will euer be true. F. He giue thee gold and rich array.
B. Which I shall buy too deare. F. Nought shalt thou want: then say not nay.
B. Naught would you make mee I feare.
3   What though you be a Gentleman,
and haue lands great2 store? I will be chaste doe what you can,
though I Hue ne're3 so poore. F. Thy beauty rare hath wounded mee,
and pierst my heart. B. Your foolish loue doth trouble mee,
pray you Sir depart.
4   F. Then tel mee sweet wilt thou consent
vnto my desire: B. And if I should, then tel me sir, what is it you require ?
S. omits.         2 lands great: land and good S.         3 never S.
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