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Dame Durden Dame Durden kept five servant maids To carry the milking pail; She also kept five labouring men To use the spade and flail. `Twas Moll and Bet, and Doll and Kit, And Dolly to drag her tail; It was Tom and Dick, and Joe and Jack, And Humphrey with his flail. And Joe kissed Dolly, and Jack kissed Kitty, And Humphrey with his flail; And Kitty she was the charming girl To carry her milking pail. Dame Durden in the morning so soon She did begin to call; To rouse her servants, maids and men, She did begin to bawl. `Twas on the morn of Valentine When birds began to tweet, Dame Durden and her maids and men They all together meet. sung by the Copper Family JY
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