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Come Lasses and Lads

Come Lasses and Lads
Title: Come Lasses and Lads
Release Date: 2006-05-07
Type book: Text
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
Date added: 25 March 2019
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COME

LASSES AND LADS



R. Caldecott's

Picture Books

Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.
London

Come Lasses and Lads



COME LASSES AND LADS



away to the May-pole



Come Lasses and Lads, get leave of your Dads,


Get leave of your Dads


And away to the May-pole hey:


A minstrel standing by


For every he
Has got him a she,
with a minstrel standing by.


Willy has gotten his Jill


For Willy has gotten his Jill,
And Johnny has got his Jone,
To jigg it, jigg it, jigg it, jigg it,
Jigg it up and down.



Dancing



Jigg it up


"Strike up," says Watt; "Agreed," says Kate,
"And I prithee, Fiddler, play;"
"Content," says Hodge, and so says Madge,
For this is a Holiday!
Then every man did put his hat off to his lass,
And every girl did curchy, curchy, curchy on the grass.


Every girl did curchy, curchy


"Begin," says Hall; "Ay, ay," says Mall,
"We'll lead up Packington's pound:"
"No, no," says Noll, and so says Doll,
"We'll first have Sellenger's round."


Then every man began to foot it round about,
And every girl did jet it,
Jet it, jet it in and out.


Every girl did jet it



The Fiddler



"You're out," says Dick; "Not I," says Nick.
"The Fiddler played it false;"
"'Tis true," says Hugh, and so says Sue,
And so says nimble Alice.


Play the tune again


The Fiddler then began to play the tune again,
And every girl did trip it,
Trip it, trip it to the men.


They went to a bower


Toasting


Then after an hour, they went to a bower,
And played for ale and cakes,
And kisses too—until they were due the lasses held the stakes.


Ale and cakes



Lasses held the stakes



Take their kisses back


The girls did then begin to quarrel with the men,
And bid them take their kisses back, and give them their own again,
And bid them take their kisses back and give them their own again.


Playing a game


Played the whole day


Now there they did stay the whole of the day,
And tired the Fiddler quite,
With singing and playing, without any paying,
From morning until night.



Singing and playing



From morning til night


They told the Fiddler then, they'd pay him for his play,
And each a 2-pence, 2-pence, 2-pence, gave him and went away.


Each gave a 2-pence


"Good-night," says Harry; "Good-night," says Mary;
"Good-night," says Dolly to John;
"Good-night," says Sue, to her sweetheart Hugh,
"Good night," says everyone.


Good night, good night


Some walked and some did run, Some loitered on the way,
And bound themselves, by kisses twelve, To meet the next Holiday,
And bound themselves, by kisses twelve, To meet the next Holiday.



Some loitered



Tired and weary





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ENGRAVED AND PRINTED BY EDMUND EVANS, LTD.,
154 CLERKENWELL ROAD, LONDON, E.C.1.
PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN


		
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