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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL OF MINE                 69
Down on the carpet she shall kneel, As the grass grows in the field; Stand upright on your feet, And choose the one you love so sweet.
Now I'm married and wish you joy, First a girl and then a boy; Seven years after, seven years past, Kiss one another and go to your class.
—Hampshire (Miss Mendham).
III.     Here's a pretty little girl of mine,
Who's brought her bottle and glass of wine; A glass of wine and a biscuit too, See what my pretty girl will do.
On the carpet she shall kneel, While the grass grows in the field; Stand upright upon your feet, Choose the one you love so sweet.
When you're married I wish you joy, First a girl and second a boy, Seven years after, son and daughter, Now, young couple, kiss together.
—Gambledown, Hants (Mrs. Pinsent).
IV.     Oh ! this pretty little girl of mine, Has cost me many a bottle of wine ; A bottle of wine and a guinea or two, So see what my little girl can do.
Down on the carpet she shall kneel, While the grass grows on her field ; Stand upright upon your feet, And choose the one you love so sweet.
Now you are married you must obey, Must be true in all you say; You must be kind and very good, And help your wife to chop the wood.
—Maxey (Northants Notes and Queries, i. 214).







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