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Tell me, ye jovial sailors, tell me true
If my sweet William sails among the crew.'

William, who high upon the yard
Rock'd with the billow to and fro,

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Soon as her well-known voice he heard

He sigh'd, and cast his eyes below:

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The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands,

And quick as lightning on the deck he stands.

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So the sweet lark, high poised in air,
Shuts close his pinions to his breast
If chance his mate's shrill call he hear,
And drops at once into her nest :-
The noblest captain in the British fleet

Might envy William's lip those kisses sweet.

'O Susan, Susan, lovely dear,

My vows shall ever true remain ;

Let me kiss off that falling tear;

We only part to meet again.

Change as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be
The faithful compass that still points to thee.

'Believe not what the landmen say

Who tempt with doubts thy constant mind;
They'll tell thee, sailors, when away,
In every port a mistress find:

Yes, yes, believe them when they tell thee so,
For thou art present wheresoe'er I go.

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'If to fair India's coast we sail,

Thy eyes are seen in diamonds bright,

Thy breath is Afric's spicy gale,

Thy skin is ivory so white.

Thus every beauteous object that I view

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Wakes in my soul some charm of lovely Sue.

'Though battle call me from thy arms Let not my pretty Susan mourn;

Though cannons roar, yet safe from harms

William shall to his Dear return.

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Love turns aside the balls that round me fly,

Lest precious tears should drop from Susan's eye.

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The boatswain gave the dreadful word,
The sails their swelling bosom spread,
No longer must she stay aboard;

They kiss'd, she sigh'd, he hung his head.
Her lessening boat unwilling rows to land;
'Adieu!' she cries; and waved her lily hand.

SALLY IN OUR ALLEY

Of all the girls that are so smart
There's none like pretty Sally ;
She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.
There is no lady in the land
Is half so sweet as Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.

J. Gay

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CLXVII.

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Her father he makes cabbage-nets

And through the streets does cry 'em ;

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Her mother she sells laces long

To such as please to buy 'em :

But sure such folks could ne'er beget

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So sweet a girl as Sally!

She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.

When she is by, I leave my work,
I love her so sincerely;
My master comes like any Turk,
And bangs me most severely—
But let him bang his bellyful,
I'll bear it all for Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.

Of all the days that's in the week
I dearly love but one day—

And that's the day that comes betwixt
A Saturday and Monday;

For then I'm drest all in my best
To walk abroad with Sally;

She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.

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I'll tend thy chamber door all night,
And squire thee all the day.

If sweetest sounds can win thine ear,
These sounds I'll strive to catch;
Thy voice I'll steal to woo thysell,
That voice that nane can match.

But if fond love thy heart can gain,
I never broke a vow;

Nae maiden lays her skaith to me,
I never loved but you.

For alone I ride the ring,
you

For you I wear the blue;

For you alone I strive to sing,

O tell me how to woo!

Then tell me how to woo thee, Love;
O tell me how to woo thee!
For thy dear sake, nae care I'll take
Tho' ne'er another trow me.

R. Graham of Gartmore

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