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The Buck's Delight for 1798. It is there stated to be as " sung this season at Sadler's Wells;" and has a third stanza, which it is not necessary to reprint.
Too much care will make a young man turn grey,
And too much care will turn an old man to clay.
My wife shall dance and I will sing, so merrily pass the day,
For I hold it one of the wisest things to drive dull care away.
GEE HO, DOBBIN. This song of Q-ee ho, Dobbin, was printed with the tune on broadsides, one of which is in the Burney Collection, British Museum; also in Apollo's Cabinet, or The Muses' Delight, ii. 232, 1757. This last-named Collection was printed in Liverpool, by John Sadler, in Harrington Street.
Laugh and lag down is another name for the tune, and it derives it from a song commencing—" While others attempt heavy minutes to kill,
With Ombre, with Commerce, Picquette, and Quadrille." This was also printed on broadsides with the tunc.

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