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No. 82
George Reilly
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2   Said I: Kind Miss, don't you want to marry, O won't you be a merchant's wife ?
She said : No, kind sir, I'd rather tarry, I'd rather lead a single life.
3   What makes you differ,
0  what makes you differ from all other womankind ? For you are young and you are useful,
And now to marry I do incline.
4   It's No, kind sir, if I may please to tell you,
1  could have been married full four years ago Unto the man they call George Reilly,
The cause of all my overthrow.
5   It's when he found that her love was loyal, Kisses he give her by two, three, five, four. I am the man you call George Reilly, The cause of all your overthrow.
6   Come, let us marry, love, no longer tarry; We'll lay up riches in great store.
We'll sail the ocean high o'er promotion, For upon my vow I'll leave you no more.
* If G be tonic : M-jde 4, a + b ( mixolydian ).
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