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" Go to her, Jack, with all my heart,
And, when she is made thy spouse, With half my goods I'll freely part,
My wethers and good milch cows; My geese, my ducks, my cocks, my hens,
My waggons, my ploughs, my teams, 'Cause you declare in love you are,
And must have a wife, it seems."
So soon as this discourse was done.
Without any more dispute, Jack to his chamber straight did run,
And put on his leathern suit; His broad-brimm'd hat and rihbon red :
Now, when he was thus array'd, Himself he view'd, and did conclude
That he was a brisk young blade.
Then he away to Joan did ride,
And, when he came there, did cry, " Sweet jewel, wilt thou be my bride,
My honey, my sweet piggesnie ? " But buxom Joan began to frown,
And said he was much too free ; She would not such a home-bred clown,
Her husband should ever be.
" Why, what's the matter? " Jack replied,
Without any more ado; " I'd have you know, if hence I go,
I can have as good as you. There's Doll, the shepherd's daughter dear,
And Katy of high degree, Who has at least three mark a year,
They're ready to die for mc."

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III