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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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6   I thought I had her free consent,
but it prou'd quite contrarie: For while I on a iourney went,
another she did marrie. Cause I was absent for a space,
and thought no hurt therein: Another did possesse my place,
which made me cry Due gwin.
7   When I returned home againe,
I thought with her to wed: But there I found my labour vaine,
for she before was sped. Which when I saw, I sigh'd and sobd,
and made a pitious din : Wishing him hang'd that had me robd,
and made me cry Due gwin.
8   It seemes by this, 'tis hard to finde
a woman true in heart: Beleeue them not, though they seeme kind,
they can deceiue by art. We men may woe and vse the meanes,
at vs they laugh and grin: Thus we are crost by faithlesse queanes,
which makes vs cry Due gwin.
9    NOw when the Nymph did see y6 swain was safe returned at last:
Most petuously she did complaine,
to thinke of what was past. The sting of conscience did her pricke,
calling to minde her sinne: Immediatly she fell sore sicke,
and cryde alas Due gwin.
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