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POOR MARY SITS A-WEEPING
XV.     Poor Sally is a-weeping, a-weeping, a-weeping, Poor Sally is a-weeping, down by the sea-side.
Pray tell me what you're weeping for, you're weeping
for, you're weeping for, Pray tell me what you're weeping for, down by the
sea-side ?
I'm weeping for my sweetheart, my sweetheart, my
sweetheart, I'm weeping for my sweetheart, down by the sea-side.
A ring o' roses, A pocketful of posies ; Isham! Isham ! We all tumble down.
—Manton, Marlborough, Wilts. (H. S. May).
XVI.    Poor Mary is a-weeping, a-weeping, a-weeping, On a fine summer's day;
What is she weeping for, weeping for, weeping for ?
She is weeping for her lover, her lover, her lover; And who is her love, who is her lover ?
Johnny Baxter is her lover, Johnny Baxter is her lover; And where is her lover, where is her lover ?
Her lover is a-sleeping, her lover is a-sleeping, Is a-sleeping at the bottom of the sea.
—South Devon (Notes and Queries, 8th Series, i. 249, Miss R. H. Busk).
XVII. Poor Mary, what are you weeping for?
You weeping for ? You weeping for ? Poor Mary, what are you weeping for, On a bright summer's day ?
Pray tell us what you are weeping for ? You are weeping for ? You are weeping for ?







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