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8 OATS AND BEANS AND BARLEY
Now you're married we wish you good joy, First the girl and then the boy; Love one another like sister and brother, And pray each couple to kiss together.
— Sporle, Norfolk (Miss Matthews).
XV. See the farmer sow his seed,
See he stands and takes them in, Stamps his foot and claps his hand, And turns him round to view the land. O ! waiting for a partner, O ! waiting for a partner, Open the ring and take one in.
Now you're married, &c. [same as Much Wenlock.]
—Earls Heaton, Yorks. (H. Hardy).
XVI. A waitin' fur a pardner,
A waitin' fur a pardner,
You an' I an' ev'ry one knows
How whoats an' beans an' barley grows.
Fost tha farmer saws 'is seeds,
Then he stans' an' teks 'is ease,
Stamps 'is feet an' claps 'is 'ands,
And turns him round to view tha lands. A waitin' fur a pardner, A waitin' fur a pardner, You an' I an' iv'ry one knows How whoats an' beans an' barley grows.
Now you're married, &c.
[same as Much Wenlock.]
—Boston. Lines. (<Yo/es and Queries, 7th series, xii. 493).
XVII. Oats and beans and barley grows Not so fine as the farmer sows, You nor I nor nobody knows Oats and beans and barley grows. This is the way the farmer sows, The farmer sows, the farmer sows,







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