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Unhappy Love                         93
2    "Now Polly is growing rich, and, Johnny, you are poor; If Polly she was here, she would turn you out of door." "It's all for your reckoning," how loudly he did call!
"It's all for your reckoning," as he stamped through the hall!
3    "Here are thirty shillings of a new and forty of an old." And at this Johnny pulled out both hands full of gold. Then Polly, seeing this, came tnppling down the stairs, Saying, "You're welcome home from sea, Johnny, you're welcome
home from sea, Our beds they are all full, Johnny, but you may lie with me."
4    "Now before I'd he with thee, Polly, I would he in the open street, For when I had no money my lodging could I seek.
But now I have money, and I'll make the taverns roar With a bottle of strong brandy and cherry in the core."
5    O come all you brave young seamen
Who earn your money through cold, frost, and rain, Be sure you make good use of it and lay it up in store, And never let a pretty maiden turn you out of door.

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