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If you want a besom for to sweep your house
Come to see me lassies, you shall have your choice

  Buy broom besoms, buy them when they're new
  Fine heather bred uns, better never grew

Besoms for a penny, rangers for a plack
If you will not buy, I'll tie them on my back

If I had a horse, I would have a cart
If I had a wife, she would take my part

Had I but a wife, I care not who she be
If she be a woman, that's enough for me

If that she be bonnie, then I'll think it right
If that she be ugly, what's the odds at night

If she liked a droppie, her and I'd agree
If she didn't like it, there's the more for me

If that she be fruitful, then I'd think it fair
If that she be barren, less will be my care

If that she be young, how happy I will be
If that she be old, the quicker she will die

printed in Seeds of Love by Sedley
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