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THE COMMONWEALTH.                                                457
"To the tune of The North-country Lasse; subscribed M[artin] P[arker]. London, printed for E. B. Begins, " A pretty jest I'll tell."
Eoxburghe Collection, ii. 112. "The Dumb Maid; or, The young Gallant trepann'd," &c. " To a new tune called Dum, dum, dum, or I would I were in my own country." This is an earlier version of a song already printed (ante p. 120), which begins, " There was a bonny blade." It seems to have been intended for the tune of The Duke of Norfolk, or Dum, dum, dum, rather than for this. It commences—
" All you that pass along, give ear unto my song,
Concerning a youth that was young, young, young, And of a maiden fair,—few with her might compare ; But alack t and alas! she was dumb, dumb, dumb." Douce Collection, p. 135. " The Lancashire Lovers; or, The merry wooing of Thomas and Betty," &c. To the tune of Zove's Tide, or At home would I be in my own country" This, which is black-letter, printed by Wright, Clarke, Thackeray, and Passinger (early, Charles IL), has also the burden— " The oak, and the ash, and the ivy tree, Flourish bravely at home in my own country;"

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