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THREE SAILORS                               285
III.     Here's three sweeps, three by three,
And down by the door they bend their knee; Oh ! shall we have lodgings here, oh, here ? Oh ! shall we have lodgings here ?
Sleep, dear daughter, do not wake, For here's three sweeps coming to take; Lodgings here they shall not have, So sleep, dear daughter, sleep.
Here's three bakers, three by three, And down by the door they bend their knee; Oh ! shall we have lodgings here, oh, here ? Oh ! shall we have lodgings here ?
Sleep, dear daughter, do not wake, &c. (as above).
Here's three kings, three by three, &c. (as above).
Wake, dear daughter, do not sleep, For here's three kings coming to take ; Lodgings here they all may have, So wake, dear daughter, wake.
Here's my daughter, safe and sound, And on her finger a guinea gold ring, And in her pocket a thousand pounds, So she is fit to marry a king.
Here's your daughter, safe and sound, And on her finger no guinea gold ring, And in her pocket.no thousand pounds, So she's not fit to marry a king.
—Aberdeen Training College (Rev. W. Gregor).
IV.     Here come three tailors, three by three, To court your daughter, fair and fair; Have you got a lodger here, oh, here ? Have you got a lodger here ?
Sleep, daughter, sleep, sleep,
Here come three tailors we can't take;
We haven't got a lodger here, oh, here,                        .
We haven't got a lodger here.
[The verses are repeated for "sailors," "blacksmiths," &c,







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