Crafty Maid's Policy, The
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X:1323 T:Crafty Maid's Policy, The O:england S:Digital Tradition, crafmaid B:Printed on a broadside in 1860, believed to be much older D:Recorded by Frankie Armstrong M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 W:Come listen a while and I'll sing you a song W:Of three merry gentlemen riding along W:They met a fair maid and to her did say W:"I fear this cold morning will do you some harm" W: W:"Oh no, kind sir," said the maid, "You're mistaken W:To think this cold morning will do me some harm W:There's one thing I crave, it lies twixt your legs W:If you give me that, it will keep me warm" W: W:"Since you crave it, my dear, you shall have it W:If you'll come with me to yonder green tree W:Then since you do crave it, my dear you shall have it W:I'll make these two gentlemen witness to be" W: W:So the gentleman lighted and straightway she mounted W:And looking the gentleman hard in the face W:Saying, "You knew not my meaning, you wrong understood me" W:And away she went galloping down the long lane W: W:"Oh gentlemen, lend me one of your horses W:That I might ride after her down the long lane W:If I overtake her, I'll warrant I'll make her W:Return unto me my horse back again" W: W:But soon as this fair maiden she saw him coming W:She instantly then took her pistol in hand W:Saying, "Doubt not my skill, it's you I would kill W:I'd have you stand back or you are a dead man" W: W:"Oh why do you spend your time here in talking W:Why do you spend your time here in vain W:Come give her a guinea, it's what she deserves W:I'll warrant she'll give you your horse back again" W: W:"Oh no, kind sir, you're vastly mistaken W:If it is his loss, well it is my gain W:And you are a witness that he give it to me" W:And away she went galloping over the plain K:D A2 |D2 D2 D2|A2 A2 A2|G2 E2 =C2|D4 A2|\ d2 =c2 B2|A2 A2 A2|B2 =c2 B2|A4 d2| d2 A2 B2|=c4 A2|A2 G2 E2|F-D3 DD|\ D2 D2 D2|A2 A2 A2|G2 E2 =C2|D6||
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