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TURNER'S DISH OF LENTEN STUff
{ibid. p. 532), Charlton and Blackwell secured a license for a ballad called "Wycked Wylles sawce to Turners sawce to Turners Dysshe of Wag-tayles Sent to Turner for A fayringe."
The tune is given in Chappell's Popular Music, 1, 219.
To the tune of Walton Tozvnes end.
1    TV /T Y Maisters all attend you, IV A if mirth you loue to heare: And I will tell you what they cry,
in London all the yeare. He please you if I can,
I will not be too long, I pray you all attend a while,
and lissen to my song.
2   The fish-wife first begins,
nye1 Musckles lylly white: Hearings, Sprats, or Pleace,
or Cockles for delight. Nye1 welflet Oysters:
then she doth change her note, She had need to hane her tongue by grease2
for she rattles in the throat.
3   For why they are but Kentish,
to tell you out of doubt: Her measure is to little,
go beate the bottom out. Halfe a Pecke for two pence,
I doubt it is a bodge, Thus all the citty ouer,
the people they do dodge.
1  AnyeC.
2  She had need to have her tongue be greas'd C.
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