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The Coal Black Joak (2) (on single sheet issue, c 1730) There was a lady came out of France all for to learn an english Dance with her coal black jack that will lather like soap and the hair of her Joke will draw more than a rope with a black Joak, and belly so white We girls of the Town are Ladies of pleasure We go to the Tavern and stitch at our leisure with her coal etc. Whe have such ways to draw men in We'd rather stitch then learn to spin with our--- etc. In comes prime Phillis then in a great h[-- [not in SS issue and swears l--m her soul she'll stitch without men with our --- etc. She followed me from lane to lane picking my pockets quite so clean with her etc. Of all the Collours that are in the Town a red, a flaveen, a Grey or a brown with her---etc. Remember you Gallants, that follow the game french Ladies first gave you sauce for the same With a coal black etc. It is our Delight for to pick up a spark To] walk with at night in the Garden or park With a Coal black etc. You sparks of saint James's and likeways pall mall I'd have you take care of this frenchify'd Girl With a Coal black etc. WBO Apr98
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