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THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN
My daughter Jane is far too young To listen to your saucy tongue; Go back, go back, you saucy Jack, And clean your spurs and......
My spurs are bright as bright can be, With a tissima, tissima, tissima tee.
Go through the house, go through the hall, And choose the fairest of them all.
The fairest one that I can see
Is----------. Come to me.
—Clapham School (Mrs. Herbertson).
XXXI. Here comes three dukes a-riding, a-riding,
Here comes three dukes a-riding, to court your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane is yet too young To bear your silly, flattering tongue.
Be she young, or be she old, She for beauty must and shall be sold. So fare thee well, my lady gay, We'll take our horse and ride away, And call again another day.
Come back, come back! you Spanish knight, And clean your spurs, they are not bright.
My spurs are bright as " rickety rock" [and richly
wrought], And in this town they were not bought, And in this town they shan't be sold, Neither for silver, copper, nor gold. So fare thee well, &c.
Come back! come back! you Spanish Jack [or coxcomb].
Spanish Jack [or coxcomb] is not my name, I'll stamp my foot [stamps] and say the same. So fare thee well, &c.