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264 THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN
Naughty one, naughty one, you won't come out To join us in our dancing ! Will you come ? Yes !
Now we've got a pretty fair one To join us in our dancing.
—Colleyhurst, Manchester (Miss Dendy).
XIV. Two poor gentlemen are come out of Spain, Come to court your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane, is yet too young To understand your flattering tongue.
Let her be young, or let her be old, She must be sold for Spanish gold.
Turn back, turn back, you haughty knight, And take the fairest in your sight.
This is the fairest I can see, So ( ) must come to me.
—Bexley Heath (Miss Morris).
XV. Here come three lords all dressed in green, All for the sake of your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane, she is so young,
She doesn't know her mother-tongue. [Or,
My cake ain't baked, my ban [qy. beer or barm] ain't
brewed, And yew can't hev my daughter Jane.]
Fie upon you and your daughter Jane; [scornfully,] Eighteenpence will buy a good wench, As well as you and your daughter Jane.
—Swaffham, Norfolk (Miss Matthews).
XVI. Here come three lords all dressed in green, Here come three lords all come from Spain, All for the sake of your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane, she is so young, She hath no knowledge in her tongue.
Kent (Miss Fowler).