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T Stands for Thomas

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T Stands for Thomas

T Stands for Thomas

Oh, as I was a-walking on a May morning
And sat down by an old lofty tree
All for to hear two lovers talk, to hear what they'd got to say
And to find out something more about courting

   And it's T stands for Thomas, I suppose
   J O N stands for John
   W E and N stand for my sweet William
   Because he is a clever young man

Come and sit down with me together on the grass
Sit down on the grass so very green
T'is a long three quarters of the year, darling dear
Since together you and I have been seen

No, I won't sit with you together on the grass
Not now nor at any other time
For I heard you were in love with another pretty girl
And your heart wasn't any longer mine

Oh, then I'll go and climb a lofty, lofty tree
And I'll rob a poor bird of his nest
And if ever I should then come down without having a fall
I'll get married to the lass I love best

Oh, then I'll go and climb a higher tree than that
And I'll harry a far richer nest
And if ever I should then come down without having a fall
I'll get married to the lad I love best
From the Watersons
JN
oct96
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