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The Oxford and Hampton Railway O come and listen to my song And I will not detain you long, About the folks, they all did throng To the Oxford and 'Ampton Railway. cho: Ri-fan, Ti-fan, mirth and fun, Don't you wonder how it's done? Carriages without horses run On the Oxford and 'Ampton Railway. And to go along the line Mother, father, son and daughter, Going along at one o'clock By fire, by steam and water. And from the villages and the towns Ladies and gents all gathered round And music through the air did sound Along the Oxford Railway. There's butchers, bakers, nailers too, And lots of gents all dressed in blue, And they've all come to take a view At the Oxford and 'Ampton Railway. Now there's a girl in Worcestertown I think her name is Nancy, She said a ride along the line Would really please her fancy. She'll go by steam, she'll come by steam, By steam she'll unbehurried, And if she do a husband find By steam they will be married. Now an old girl looking up the line Said, "I don't give a farthing, For they've pulled down me cottage fine And taken away me garden. Where I for many years did dwell Growing cabbages and potatoes, But worse than that my daughter now Run off with a navigator." When line is finished at both ends Then you can send your cocks and hens And go and visit all your friends Along the Oxford Railway. You can send your butter and cheese At any time whenever you please. You can send your hens and eggs And them can ride as has no legs On the Oxford and 'Ampton Railway. Note last verse has alternate tune (played in PLAY.EXE) From Victoria's Inferno, Raven RG
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