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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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THE TWELVE GOOD JOYS
v
The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy cf five, To see her own son Jesus
To raise the dead alive ; To raise the dead alive, good man, &c.
VI
The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of six, To see her own Son Jesus
To wear the crucifix ; To wear the crucifix, good man, &c.
VII
The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of seven, To see her own Son Jesus
To wear the crown of Heaven ; To wear the crown of Heaven, good man, &c.
VIII
The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of eight, To see our blessed Saviour
Turn darkness into light; Turn darkness into light, good man, &c.
IX
The next good joy our Mary had,
It was the joy of nine, To see our blessed Saviour
Turn water into wine ; Turn water into wine, good man, &c.
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