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The Lawyer's Wife As I rode out one May morning, One May morning right early, 'Twas there I spied a lovely lass; She was charming, fair, and pretty. I boldly stepped up to her, And I said, "Where are you going?" "Down to yonder meadow," she replied, "Where my father is a-mowing." She tripped along a mile or two, And I soon did overtake her, I whispered softly in her ear That a lady I would make her. "You shall have dresses for to wear, And gold and silver plenty, If you'll consent and go with me Down to yonder town of Derby." "Oh, keep your gold, and silver too And take it to where yau're going For all such false young men as you Bring us poor maids to ruin. "I'd rather be a poor man's wife, Standing at the tub a-scrubbing, Than I would be a lawyer's wife, Sitting in the alehouse drinking." From A Dorset Book of Folk Songs, Brocklebank and Kindersley Recorded by Martyn Wyndham-Read Note: What does a lawyer use for birth control? His personality. RG RG
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