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34
A merry new catch of all trades
Pepys, i, 164, B.L., two woodcuts, four columns. The fourth line is to be repeated at the end of each stanza as a refrain. Since the ballad was printed by John Trundle it may date about 1624. The tune is given in Chappell's Popular Music, 11, 425.
To the tune of The cleane Contrary way.
i ALL Trades are not alike in show, All Arts doe not agree: All Occupations gaines are small,1 As heere they all shall see, As heere they all shall see.
2   The Courtier woes, his seruant does, Farre more then he can answer,
The Baker weighes with false essayes,
The Cuckold's turn'd a Monster. The Cuck. &c.
3   The Taylor sowes, the Smith he blowes, The Tinker beates his pan:
The Pewterer ranke, cries tinke a tanke tanke, The Apothecary ranta tan tan. The Apoth: &c.
4   The Bricklayer high doth rise to flye, The Plummer oft doth melt,
The Carpenter doth loue his rule,
And the Hatmakar loues his felt. And the, &c.
1 Text has a period. 196
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