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52                        The Play-Party in Indiana.
Miss Ethel Ballman, Versailles, gives the above melody and the following additional stanzas:
Hay-o-my-Lucy-o, my Lucy-o, my Lucy-o, Hay-o-my-Lucy-o, my little Irish gal.
I went to see my Lucy-o, my Lucy-o, my Lucy-o, I went to see my Lucy-o, my little Irish gal.
Here Come Four Dukes A-Riding.
a. Boys 1.
Here come four22 dukes a-riding, a-riding, a-riding 2, Here come four dukes a-riding, Tis a ma tas a ma tee.
G iris           What are you riding here for, here for, here for?
What are you riding here for? Tis a ma tas a ma tee.
Boys           We're riding here to get married, married, married,
We're riding here to get married, Tis a ma tas a ma tee.
(J iris            Please take one of us, sir, us sir, us sir,
Please take one of us sir, Tis a ma tas a ma tee.
Bovs
You're all too black and dirty, dirty, dirty, You're all too black and dirty, Tis a ma tas a ma tee.23
Girls
We're just as clean as you are, you are, you are, We're just as clean as you are, Tis a ma tas a ma tee.23
22  Any number may be used but it is ordinarily three or four.
23  Weil known variations which are substituted for these two stanzas are: "You're all as stiff as pokers," and the retort, "We can bow as well as you, sirs."
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