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Black Joke (3) The cole Black Jack, NLS MS 6299, c 1745 A Lady of pleasure that came from France She it was that learned me a dance W]ith her pretty black hair and her hands so white She hurried me from lane to lane untill she picked my pockets clean With her etc. My watch my sword my rineys[?] likewise the whore she seized on the golden prize with her etc. She striped me naked and got me to bed And laid me close by a whore that was dead with her etc. (When) in the morning when I did rise I then began for to rub my eyes with her etc. When I thouht to embrace my paramo[ur] I found nothing there but fullsome ded [whore] with her etc. I wish that I had been grut in the street for the comical whore gave me the pox with her etc. Stark naked thro' the streets I did run You would laugh for to see how I rigglled along with her etc. WBO Apr98
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