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" New Bob-in-Jo " is mentioned as a tune in No. 38 of Mercurius Lemocritus, or a True and Perfect Nodurnall, December, 1652. (See King's Pamphlets, Brit. Miis.)
The song, " My dog and I," is to the tune of My dog and I, or Bobbing Joan. (A copy in Mr. Halliwell's Collection.)
The following is the ballad by Patrick Carey, " to the tune of Bobbing Joane"
It still was mine and others' wonder
To see me court so eagerly; Yet, soon as absence did me sunder From those I lov'd, quite cured was I. The reason was, That my breast has, Instead of heart, a looking-glass.
And as those forms that lately shined I' th' glass, are easily defac'd;
Those beauties so, which were enshrined Within my breast, are soon displac'd:
Both Beem as they Would ne'er away; Yet last but while the lookers stay.
Then let no woman think that ever
In absence I shall constant prove; Till some occasion does us sever I can, as true as any, love: But when that we Once parted be, Troth, I shall court the next I see.
The ballad, now known as You Q-entlemen of England, is an alteration of one by Mfartin] P[arker], a copy of which is in the Pepys Collection, i. 420; printed at London for C. Wright. It is in black-letter, and entitled "Saylers for my money: a new ditty composed in the praise of Saylers and Sea Affaires; briefly shewing the nature of so worthy a calling, and effects of their industry: to the

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