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When Christmas comes about again,
O then I shall have money ; I'll hoard it up, and box and all,
I'll give unto my honey: I would it were ten thousand pounds,
I'd give it all to Sally; She is the darling of my heart, And lives in our alley.
My master and the neighbours all,
Make game of me and Sally, And but for her I'd better be
A slave, and row a galley : But when my sev'n long years are out,
Oh, then I'll marry Sally, And then how happily we'll liveó
But not in our alley.
Tncledon sang only the first, second, fourth, and last verses.
AS DOWN IN THE MEADOWS. This pretty and graceful song is to be found in The Merry Musician, or A Cure for the Spleen, ii. 129; in Watts's Musical Miscellany, i. 62 ; and on many broadsides with music.
The tune was introduced by Gay in his ballad-opera of Polly, 1729; also in The Gobblers' Opera, The Court Legacy, The Lovers' Opera, &c.
The same words were afterwards set by Oswald, but he was not successful in his music. A copy will be found in the Burney Collection.
This is sometimes entitled " Susan's Complaint and Remedy."

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