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Oh, No John On yonder hill there stands a maiden Who she is I do not know; I shall court he, for her beauty, She must answer yes or no, cho: Oh, 0h, no John, No John, No John, No. Madam, on thy face is beauty On thy lips wild roses grow, Madam, I would be thy lover, Madam, answer yes or no, Madam. on thy face is beauty, At thy bosom lilies grow, In your bedroom there is pleasure, Shall I view it? Yes or no. Madam, I will give you jewels I will make you rich and free; I will give you silk and satins Madam, if you lie with me. My husband is a Spanish captain, Went to sea a month ago. First he kissed me, then he left me, Bade me always answer "No!" Madam, may I tie your garter Just an inch above your knee? If my hand should slip a little farther, Would you think it ill of me? My love and I went to bed together, There we lay till the cocks did crow; Open your arms my dearest darling, Open your arms and let me go. RG
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