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I Won't Be a Nun What a pity that such pretty as I SHould be sent to a nunnery to pine away and die! cho: So I won't be a nun, I cannot be a nun! I'm so fond of pleasure that I cannot be a nun. I'm sure I cannot tell what's the mischief I have done, But my mother oft tells me that I must be a nun. But ...(etc.) I could not bear confinement, it would not do for me. I like to go a-shopping and to see what I can see. So...etc. I love to hear men flattering, love fashionable clothes, I love music and dancing and chatting with the beaux. So...(etc.) O mother, don't be angry now, but let your daughter be, For the nuns would not like to have a novice wild as me. And..(etc.) From Ballads and Songs, Belden Collected from M. L. Greer; tune from G.C. Broadhead 1910 RG oct96
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