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Go No More a-Rushing (Riddle Song) Go no more a-rushing, maids, in May Go no more a-rushing, maids, I pray Go no more a-rushing, or you'll fall a-blushing Bundle up your rushes and haste away. You promised me a cherry without any stone You promised me a chicken without any bone You promised me a ring that has no rim at all And you promised me a bird without a gall. How can there be a cherry without a stone? How can there be a chicken without a bone? How can there be a ring without a rim at all? How can there be a bird that hasn't got a gall? When the cherry's in the flower it has no stone; When the chicken's in the egg, it hasn't any bone; When the ring it is a-making it has no rim at all And the dove it is a bird without a gall. DT #847 note: From Barrett (1891); tune appears in Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book with the same title. Apr98Download the song in PDF format for printout etc.