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Factory Girl As I was a walking one midsummer morning The birds in the branches so sweetly did sing The lads and the lasses together were sporting Going down to yon factory their work to begin I spied one amongst them more fairer than any Her lips like red roses that none could excel Her skin like the lily that blooms in the valley And besides she's a hard working factory girl I stepped up to her, it was for to view her When on me she cast a bright look of disdain "Oh young man have manners and do not insult me For although I'm a poor girl I think it no shame" "It's not for to scorn you, fair maid I adore you Come grant me one favor, love where do you dwell?" "Oh young man, excuse me, for now I must leave you For yonder's the sound of my factory bell" "Oh I have fine houses adorned with ivory Gold in my pocket and silver as well And if you'll come with me, a lady I'll make you And no more will you heed yon poor factory bell" "Oh love and temptation are our ruination Go find you a lady and may you do well For I am an orphan with ne'er a relation And besides, I'm a hard working factory girl" recorded by Frankie Armstrong on the Music Plays So Grand SOF
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