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The Budgeon It is a Delicate Trade The budgeon it is a delicate trade, And a delicate trade of fame, For when that we have bit the blow, We carry away the game. But if the cully nab us, And the lurries from us take, O then he rubs us to the whit Though we are not worth a make. From Popular Music of the Olden Time, Chappell Note: This is a fragment; according to Chappell a complete song appears in A New Canting Dictionary, 1725, and in The Triumph of Wit. The song is in cant: a budge is a burglar. RG RG
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