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514                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
In Westminster Drollery, Part II., 1672, and in Pills to purge Melancholy, i. 267 (1707), are two versions of a similar ballad in praise of the Black Jack. The first has the burden—
" And 1 wish Ms heirs may never want sack, That first devis'd the bonny black jack."
There is a version of the tune in Pills to purge Melancholy, but the traditional copy is so well known, that I give it in preference.
Now, what do you say to these cans of wood ? Then what do you say to these glasses fine 1
Oh no, in faith they cannot be good; For if the bearer fall by the way, Why, on the ground your liquor doth lay : But had it been in a leather bottel, Although he had fallen, all had been well. So I wish in heav'n, &c.
Oh, they shall have no praise of mine, For if you chance to touch the brim, Down falls the liquor and all therein ; But had it been in a leather bottel, And the stopple in, all had been well. So I wish. &c.







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