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After the puzzle of the preceding song these stanzas will be clearly recognized as from "Jackaro" ("Jack Munro," "Jackie Fraisure"). See Hudson, No. 40 ("The Wars of Germany"); Campbell and Sharp, No. 55 ("Jack Went A-Sailing"); Ibid., No. 68 ("William and Polly" not the same song, however); Cox, No. 98; Wyman and Brockway, p. 38. Cf. also a song entitled, "Johnny," Fuson, p. 104. Add PTFLS, No. 10, pp. 150154.
"The British Lady." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Ewart Wilson, Pensacola, North Carolina, August, 1930.
1. She went into a barber shop
Sing hlhe, lillie, O; sing lilhe, hllie, O.
2.  She went into a tailor shop To dress in man's array; She went into a ship
To convey herself away.
Sing lillie, lilhe, O; sing lillie, lillie, O.
3. Your waist is slim and slender; Your fingers long and small; Your cheeks too red and rosy To face the cannon ball.
Sing lillie, lillie, O; sing lillie, lillie, O.
4. My waist is slim and slender; My fingers long and small;
I never change my countenance
To face a cannon ball.
Sing lillie, lillie, O; sing lillie, lillie, O.

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