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WHIPPING CHEER
Thumpe, and thumpe, and thump apace, for feare the whipper take yee.
Ther's hemp, & flax and tow to to to,
Tow to to to to tero.
ii O Isters wee haue receiu'd your letters, O And lament your2 cases: Worke but apace a little while, Wee will possesse your places.
At hempe and flaxe and tow, to, to, to.
At hempe and flaxe, &c.
12   You haue plaid your parts wee see, And well maintaind the battle: Now to giue the Counterblow, Weele make the beetles rattle.
At hempe and flaxe and tow, to to to, At hempe &c.
13   Dice and cards and mony store, Which euerv foole disburses: Commands vs all to sing and roare, With full impleated purses.
Now to the hempe and Tow to to to, Now to the, &c.
14   Clownes shall not escape our hands, But still we will be nipping;
Weele ventures gentry state and lands, Because weele haue some whipping.
At hempe and flaxe and Tow to to to,
At hempe, &c.
15   Sommons shall be sent abroad, To call home country brothers:
1 Torn.                      2 Text yours.
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