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THE YANKEE QUILTING-PARTY..
There was Lucy "White and Martha Brown,
And Jackson's daughter Betty; Jemima Pinkhorn, Prudence Short,
And Major Downing's Hetty. But if there was a handsome gal
That would make a fellow feel right, I guess it was, by all accounts,
Miss Carolina Cartwright.
Then Yankee lasses, etc.
As they were whirling of the plate,
And playing hunt tlfe slipper, Jerusha Parsons went to get
Some cider in a pitcher; • But just as she had left the room,
And got into .the entry, She gave a scream; and stood stock still,
Just like a frozen sentry!
Then Yankee lasses, etc. i
"We all run out—and there, I swow,
Both huggin' like creation, Miss Cartwright and Sam Jones we saw
A-kissing like tarnation! Oh, such a laugh as we set up,
You never heard a finer; Says I, "I reckon kissing's cheap—
Don't you, Miss Carolina?"
Then Yankee lasses, etc.
You ought to see Miss Cartwright blush!
She looked as if she'd painted; She said she had the colic,
And in Samuel's arms had fainted. Now, all young gals, a word with you:
When you go to a frolic, Don't let your fellers kiss and hug
Unless you've got the colic.
Then Yankee lasses, etc.
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