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5.  " Blowzabel. A Song;" commences—
" Of Anna's charms let others tell,          My song shall be of Blowzabel,
Of bright Eliza's beauty ;                     To sing of her's my duty."
6.  " As Damon late with Chloe sat."
There are many more printed to Carey's tune, but the above suffice to shew how very popular it was; and yet," about 1760, it was discarded. " Sally in our Alley " is now only sung to the much older ballad-tune of The Country Lass. It is difficult to account for this, except from the extended compass of voice which Carey's air required. The two ballads were concurrently popular. " The Vir­tuous Country Lass " was engraved, as a single song, by Cross, as well as printed in The Merry Musician. Both tunes were introduced in The Devil to pay, &c.
The following is the ballad with Carey's music:—







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