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45-—THE OLD WOMAN AND THE PEDLAR.
1 There was an old woman as I've heard tell,
Fal lal, lal lal lal lal la ! She went to market her eggs for to sell,
Fal lal, lal lal lal lal la ! She went to market as I've heard sav,
Fal lal, lal lal lal lal la ! She fell asleep on the King's highway,
Fal lal, lal lal lal lal la !
2   There came by a pedlar whose name was Stout,
Fal lal, &c. He cut her petticoats round about;
Fal lal, &c. He cut her petticoats up to the knees,
Fal lal, &c. Which made the old woman to shiver and sneeze.
Fal lal, &c.
3   When this little woman did first awake
Fal lal, &c. She began to shiver and began to shake;
Fal lal, &c. She began to wonder, she began to cry,
Fal lal, &c. " Oh ! deary me, this can never be I!'
Fal lal, &c.
4   "But if it be I, as I hope it be,
Fal lal, &c. I've a doggie at home that I'm sure knows me.
Fal lal, &c. And if it be I, he will wag his tail,
Fal lal, &c. And if it's not I, he will bark and wail."
Fal lal, &c.
5   Home went the old woman all in the dark,
Fal lal, &c. Then up got her dog and began to bark.
Fal lal, &c. He began to bark; she began to cry.
Fal lal, &c. "Deary me, dear! this is none of I !'
Fal lal, &c.
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