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Black Joke (4) You Rakes and Bullies and comical fops you say that we sent you away with the pox with our Black Joke and belly so white. But pox on you for comical fools we scorn to meddle with such dirty Poor tools with our etc. Its very weel known we are pritty Girl(s) and that we are company for Lords and Earls with our etc. And when into Essex street we come the rakes and bullies the(y) turn up one bum with our etc. And when we come to temple bar Then we pick up a Jolly tar with our etc. And when we come to featherbed lane Our lovers will kindly us entertain with our etc.. Finis (The whore's Answer to the Rakes (See BLCKJKE3) Bodleian Library MS Mus. Sch. G 636 contains a song with music "The Black Joak," commencing "No sooner comes a country clown." Not seen. WBO WBO Play: BLCKJKE, from single sheet issue WBO BLCKJKE4 WBO Apr98
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