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146'                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
occasionally sung to it, and in some of the ballad-operas the tune bears that name. In The Plot, 1735, it is called " The merry songster." The composer of the modern song, " Jump, Jim Crow," is under some obligations to this air.
Henry Carey's song is called " The old one outwitted," and beginsó " There was a certain usurer, He had a pretty niece," &c.
In The Beggars' Opera, the name of " All in a misty morning " is given to the tune, from the first line of a song called The Wiltshire Wedding, which will be found in Pills to purge Melancholy, iv. 148, or ii. 148. There are fifteen verses, of which the following nine suffice to tell the story.
The rustic was a thresher,
And on his way he hied, And with a leather bottle
Fast buckled by his side; And with a cap of woollen,
Which covered cheek and chin ; With how d'ye do? and how d'ye do?
And how d'ye do ? again.
1 went a little further,
And there I met a maid Was going then a milking,
A milking, sir, she said; Then I began to compliment,"
And she began to sing : With how d'ye do? &c.
This maid, her name was Dolly,
Cloth'd in a gown of gray, I, being somewhat jolly,
Persuaded her to stay: Then straight I fell to courting her,
In hopes her love to win, With how d'ye do? &c.
I told her I would married be, And she should he my bride,
And long we should not tarry, With twenty things beside : " I'll plough and sow, and reap and mow, Whilst thou shalt sit and spin,"
With how d'ye do? &c.