About the Bush, Willy About the bush, Willy, About the beehive, About the bush, Willy, I'll meet thee alive. Then to my ten shillings Add you but a groat, I'll go to Newcastle, And buy a new coat. Five and five shillings Five and a crown; Five and five shillings Will buy a new gown. Five and five shillings, Five and a groat; Five and five shillings Will buy a new coat. ________________________________________________________ Gullen Trad. Number Rhymes (1950), 45 (no. 118). [Gullen supposedly reflects rhymes as used in Scotland, but this is a Northumbrian song, in Bruce & Stokoe (1882), 110, with its pleasant tune.] 1.4 alive should be belyve, i.e. soon. MS
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