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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana            361
2.   "Dearest son, go home and love her;
Never let her once discover, And if once she doth rebel Take a stick and whip her well."
3.     Going home he met a neighbor Who had something for to tell him:
"Neighbor, neighbor, you don't know What I saw at your house just now.
4.   "There I saw Will the Weaver
And your wife stood close beside him; At the threshold by the door They went in, I saw no more."
5.      Going home in a wonder, Knocking at the door like thunder,
"Who is there?" the weaver cried; " 'T is my husband, you must hide I"
6.     Up the chimney Willie scampered; In the door the husband entered, Searched the room all round and round. Nothing of him could be found.
7.     Till at length the thought f orstooked Up the chimney for to look him; There he found the wretched soul Perched upon the trammel pole.
8.     From the trammel pole he took him; Round and round the room he shook him, Crying out at every stroke,
"Come no more to stop my smoke!"
9.     Never was a chimney sweeper Half so black as Will the Weaver, Clothes and hands and face likewise; He went home with two black eyes.

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