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3 b
2. Ho! Madam, I am come for to court you,
If your favour I may gain:
And if you will entertain me
Perhaps I may come this way again.
Twenty, eighteen, Ac.
Ho! Madam, 1 have rings and jewels,
Madam, I have house and land Madam T have wealth of treasures; All shall be at your command.
Twenty, eighteen, Ac.
(SHE.                                        4
Ho! what care I for your rings and jewels, What care I for your house and land?
What care I for your wealth of treasures? All I want is a handsome man.
Twenty, eighteen,Ac.
(HE or SHE?)                              5.
Ho! first come cowslips and then come daisies, First comes night and then comes day;
First comes the new love, and then comes the old one, And so we pass our time away.
Twenty, eighteen,Ac.
(SHE.)                                        6.
Ho! the ripest apple is the soonest rotten, The hottest love is the soonest cold;
Lovers'vows are soon forgotten,
So I pray, young man, be not so bold. Twenty, eighteen, Ac.
Copyright, U. S. A., 1910, by J. Cur wen & Sons Ltd.
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