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SONGS FOR GIRLHOOD.
THE MAY QUEEN.
Alfked Tennyson.
You must wake and call me early, call me early,
mother dear; To-morrow 'ill be the happiest time of all the glad
New-year; Of all the glad New-year, mother, the maddest,
merriest day; For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be
Queen o' the May.
There's many a black black eye, they say, but none so bright as mine;
There's Margaret and Mary, there's Kate and Car�oline ;
But none so fair as little Alice in all the land, they say;
So I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May.
I sleep so sound all night, mother, that I shall
never wake, If you do not call me loud when the day begins
to break: But I must gather knots of flowers, and buds and
garlands gay, For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be
Queen o' the May.
As I came up the valley whom think ye should I see
But Robin leaning on the bridge beneath the ha�zel-tree ?
He thought of that sharp look, mother, I gave him yesterday�
But I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May.
He thought I was a ghost, mother, for I was all
in white, And I ran by him without speaking, like a flask
of light.







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