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714                                  ENGLISII SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
1753, and was sung by Miss Macklin, to the guitar. It was printed, with the tune, in Apollo's Cabinet, or The Lady's Delight, ii. 218 (Liverpool, 1757), and the tune, under that name, in Thompson's Country Dances, i. 41. The song commences thus :" There lived a man in Ballymecrazy,
Who wanted a wife to make him unaisy, Long had he sighed for dear Ally Croaker, And thus the gentle youth bespoke her:
Arrah, will you marry me, dear Ally Croaker ? Arrah, will you marry me, dear Ally Croaker ? " " Unfortunate Miss Bailey" was written to the tune by George Colman, and has been much sung to it during the last fifty years.

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