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The words and music of this song are contained in Gamble's MS. common­place book.
He gave her gloves as white and soft
As were the hands that wore 'em, And many a leafy garland, sweet
As were the brows that bore 'em. He woo'd,—she sigh'd,
The shepherd then was merry; He stole a kiss, the loving maid
Blush'd red as any cherry.
He danc'd her many a roundelay,
And footed it full fine ; The flow'rs of broom he deck'd with may, - All for his Rosaline.
He said,—he swore,
He lov'd her best of any; She pinch'd his cheeks, and, sighing, said,
" O, shepherd, thou lov'st many."
He said that he was ever true
And constant, from his mother; "When I am gone, thou'lt have a new,
And after her another." "O no!" "O yes!"
" Believe it, pretty maid." " I do believe : " and then they kiss'd,
And thus they wantons play'd.

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