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" Whence comes it, neighbour Dick, That you, with youth uncommon, Have eerv'd the girls this trick, And wedded an old woman ?
Happy Dick."
My sparrow's flown away,
And will no more come to me;
I've broke a glass to-day,
The price will quite undo me,
Gossip Joan.
I've lost a Harry groat
Was left me by my granny,;
I cannot find it out,
I've search'd in ev'ry cranny,
Gossip Joan.
I've lost my wedding ring,
That was made of silver gilded ;
I had drink would please a king, But that my cat has spill'd it,
Gossip Joan.
My pocket is cut off,
That was full of sugar-candy; I cannot stop my cough
Without a gill of brandy,
Gossip Joan.
Let's to the ale-house go,
And wash down all our sorrow,
My griefs you there shall know, And we'll meet again to-morrow,
Gossip Joan.
This tune is contained in the second volume of The Dancing Master, 1718 knd 1728; in Watts's Musical Miscellany, iii. 142, 1730; in the ballad-opera of The Jovial Crew; in The Convivial Songster, 1782; &c.
The old song called " Love and Innocence," beginning, " My days have been so wondrous free," is apparently the same air, slightly altered.

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