2 T Stands for Thomas (2) As I walked out one May morning One May morning in Spring, I leaned my back against a a lowland gate For to hear my true-love sing. For to hear my true-love sing a song And to hear what she had to say, For I wished to know more of her mind Before I went away. "Come sit you down all by my side On the grass that grows so green; For it's more than three-quarters of one year Since together you and I have been. I never will believe what an old man does say For his days they cannot be long, And I never will believe what the young men say For they promise, but marry none. There's T stands for Thomas, as I've heard them say And J stands for my man John, And it's W it stands for my sweet William But Johnny is the handsomest man." I climbed to the top of the highest of the trees, And robbed the cuckoo of her nest, Then I'll return safe home again And get married to the girl I love best. A somewhat garbled collection of floaters. RG From Wanton Seed, Purslow RG APR99
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