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The Male Female Highwayman It's of a female highwayman all on a summer's day She said a frolic I will have and dress in man's array And I'll ride out along the lea And hope my true love I shall see And there I'll test his constancy With a female highwayman. cho: With a female highwayman With a female highwayman --last two lines of verse-- And so this female highwayman has mounted on a horse And she's rode out and there she's met her true love, of course "Stand and deliver sir", she said, "Or if you don't I'll shoot you dead Or would you rather come to bed With a female highwayman?" So they jogged on together till they came unto an inn And there they called an ostler and boldly they walked in They called for liquors of the best, They went upstairs and got undressed What happened next can ne'er be guessed To the female highwayman For she's pulled off her breeches and likewise her jacket red She's taken off her velvet cape and lay upon the bed. Her true love in amazement stands It seems the end of all his plans For she has proved to be a man This female highwayman. Her true love stands like one amazed and at her did stare But when the joke he did find out he loudly did declare: "Fear not my love, it's time to smile" He threw his clothes down in a pile He was a female all the while For the female highwayman DT #451 RG
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