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No. 107. It was the charming month of May.
Tune : Dainty Davie (see infra).
Chorus. Lovely was she by the dawn,
Youthful Chloe, charming Chloe, Tripping d'er the pearly lawn, The youthful, charming Chloe.
It was the charming month of May, When all the flowi's were fresh and gay, One morning, by the break of day,
The youthful, charming Chloe, From peaceful slumber she arose, Girt on her mantle and her hose, And o'er the flow'ry mead she goes —
The youthful, charming Chloe—
The feather'd people you might see Perch'd all around on every tree! In notes of sweetest melody
They hail the charming Chloe Till, painting gay the eastern skies, The glorious sun began to rise, Out-rivall'd by the radiant eyes
Of youthful, charming Chloe.
No. 108. Let not woman eer complain.
Tune : Duncan Gray (see No. 173).
Let not woman e'er complain
Of inconstancy in love; Let not woman e'er complain,
Fickle man is apt to rove: Look abroad through Nature's range, Nature's mighty law is change; Ladies, would it not be strange
Man should then a monster prove?
Mark the winds, and mark the skies, Ocean's ebb and ocean's flow.
Sun and moon but set to rise ; Round and round the seasons go.
Why, then, ask of silly man
To oppose great Nature's plan?
We'll be constant while we can— You can be no more, you know. h 2