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REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE TO GEORGE-II.
711
My mind her form shall still retain, In sleeping or in waking,
Until I see my love again, For whom my heart is breaking.
If ever I return that way,
And she should not decline me,
I evermore will live and stay With the girl I've left behind me.
THE ROGUES' MAECH.
Why so graceful and pastoral a melody as this should have been condemned to be the " Cantio in exitu" of deserters and reprobates who are to be drummed out of regiments, is not easily to be accounted for; but such is the case, and has been for more than a century—possibly much longer.
In another form, this tune has been long in use for cheerful songs. See p. 720.
WITH JOCKEY TO THE FAIR.
There are many extant copies of this song without dates, and it is printed in Vocal Music, or The Songster's Companion, iii. 26, 2nd edit., 1772.
It was originally a song for the public gardens, and has been somewhat sim­plified by popular use. The tune, in this instance, has been rather improved than deteriorated by the change.
Not having space for two versions, it is here presented to the reader in its popular form. The following are the original words:—







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