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An old folk song from Gloucester.  A pretty country maid is interrupted in her morning walk by a farm boy.

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He proposes marriage, but... 

"A farmer's wife must work,
Both late and early,
Like any foreign Turk,     
[gasp... Turkophobic]
Therefore believe me.
I don't intend to be
A servant bound to thee.
To do thy drudgery,
Thou boasting stranger."


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:D.....

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Ha!


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I remember it, Rooster!

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Well, perhaps it is, Tink (that early blow)...she does seem a bit restive...

Without any guile or care,
To no man tied;
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Thou boasting stranger.

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