Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Wives Excuse Hang this whining way of wooing, Love was design'd a sport Sighing talking without doing Makes a silly idol court; Don't believe that words can move her, If she be not well inclined, She, herself must be the lover To perswade her to be kind. If at last she grants the favour, And consents to be undone, Never think your passion gave her To your wishes but her own. From Pills To Purge Melancholy Vol VI, D'Urfey Also called Cuckolds Make Themselves RG apr96
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