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Will the Weaver
4.  "I saw your wife and Will de Weaver
Standing in the door together, A-standing in your parlor door
And where they went I saw no more."
5. He went home all in a wonder
A-looking at the door like thunder. "Who is this ?" the weaver cried;
"It is my husband; you must hide."
6.  Upon the chimney pole he ventured
Before she let her husband enter. He come in; made this reply:
"I vant some grog, for I am dry."
7.  Then while grog, it was making,
Every hole and corner searching, He peeped upon the chimney pole; There he saw some living soul.
8.  "Ha, ha, now I've found you;
I'll neither shoot you, hang you, nor drown you,3 Then he thought but wasn't spoke:
"I'll roust you out of here with smoke."
9.  So he built on a rousin' fire
Just to please his heart's desire. His wife cried out in a free good will:
"Stop your smoke or a man you'll kill."
10. He retched up and off he tuk him
And like an old raccoon he shuck him; He went home all in disguise,
With black, smoky face and eyes.
11. "O wife, O wife, I got a trimin'
For medlin' with my neighbor's women." She picked up a stick and spanged his head, And where it was black she turned it red.
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