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Don't Be Foolish, Pray Now Hodge met Molly, the Miller's maid Who long his suit denied, And half inclined, half afraid, He did stretch his old head and cry. "Now Molly, while I love you so Why still our hearts deny, Come hang it in two, be fast and true And now don't you be foolish, pray." And Molly, with an artful blush, That shamed the rosebud's hue Replied to Hodge," I pray you hush And I bid you speak softly, do." "We will be overheard, I know, The mill won't work today So, dear Hodge, let go of me hand And now, don't you be foolish, pray." And Hodge, thus chided at, astand He says, "Well then, goodbye I'm going to give young Susan me hand Since now you do cast off I. "Me cast you off?," cries Molly, "No The mill won't work today So, dear Hodge, to church we'll go And now don't you be foolish, pray." From Harmonious Companions, Myers Transcribed from the singing of Nic Jones RG apr96
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