Colin and Phoebe Well, well, dearest Phoebe, and why in such haste? Through the fields and meadows all day I have chased. In search of the fair one who doth me disdain. And who will reward me? And who will reward me for all my past pain. Go, go, boldest Colin, how dare you be seen With a burden like me and not scarcely sixteen? To be seen with the fair one, I am so afraid That the world will soon call me That the world will soon call me: no longer a maid. Never mind what the world say for it all proves a lie We are not alone there's a couple hard by Let them judge of our actions, be you cheerful, my dear For no harm is intended For no harm is intended to my Phoebe I swear. Say, say, boldest Colin, and say what you will You may swear, lie and flatter, and prove your best skill And before I will be conquered, I will let you to know That I will die a virgin That I will die a virgin, so I pray let me go Come, come, dearest Phoebe, such thoughts I now have I come here to see if tomorrow you'd wed But since you so slighted me, I will bid you adieu And will go seek some other girl And will go seek some other girl more kinder than you Stay, stay, dearest Colin, just one moment stay I will venture to wed if you mean what you say Let tomorrow first come love, and in church you will find that the girl you thought cruel that the girl you thought cruel will always prove kind. HB
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