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Sir Hugh, or the Jew's Daughter
"Hugh of Lincoln." Obtained from Mr. M. M. Hoover, 50 Morningside Drive, New York City, who had it from his mother in southeastern Penn­sylvania.
1. It rained a mist, it rained a mist; It rained all over the town;
Till every boy in Scotland Went out to toss his ball.
2. At first he tossed his ball too high; And then again too low;
Till over into the Jew's garden it went Where no one had dared to go.
3. Out came the Jew's daughter, all dressed, all dressed; All dressed in the finest of jewels;
Come in, come in, you little lambkin, You shall have your ball back again.
4. "I will not come in, I shall not come in, Unless my playmates do;
For whoever comes in will never come back, Will never come back any more."

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