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Folk Song

X:1 T:The Calico Printer's Clerk C:Trad N:One of the earliest traditional songs I'd heard whilst I was at University. N:I originally found it on a copy of a Broadside at Birmingham Central Library. N:Working Song England Z:Webmaster M:4/4 L:1/4 K:G G|GGGG|d d2 d |ccBB| w:In Man-ches-ter a Ci-ty of cot-ton twist and A4|e> e dd|ccB>B|AGFG|A4| w:twill, There lived the subject of my song, the cause of all my eeee|d d2 d/d/|c>BAB| w: ill. She was handsome young and twenty, her eyes were az-ure c3G|GGBd|edcB|AAA/B/c|B2GG| w:blue, Ad-mir-ers she had plen-ty and her name was Do-ro-thy Drew. She was eeee|d d2 d/d/|cBAB|c3G| w:ve-ry fond of dan-cing, but a-llow me to re-mark, That GGBd|edcB/B/|A/A/GFA|G3|| w:one fine day she danced a-way with the ca-li-co prin-ter's clerk W: W:1 In Manchester a City of cotton twist and twill, W:There lived the subject of my song, the cause of all my ill. W:She was handsome young and twenty, her eyes were azure blue, W:Admirers she had plenty and her name was Dorothy Drew. W:She was very fond of dancing, but allow me to remark, W:That one fine day she danced away with the calico printer's clerk W: W:2 At a fireman's ball I met her, in eighteen sixty three W:I never will forget her though she was unkind to me. W:I was dressed in the pink of fashion, my lavender gloves were new, W:And we danced the walz Acassion with my charming Dorothy Drew. W:She was very fond of dancing, allow me to remark, W:That one fine day she danced away with the calico printer's clerk W: W:3 We Shottished and we Polka'd to the strains the band did play, W:We Walzed and we Marurkad 'til she danced my heart away. W:I whispered in this manner, as around the room we flew. W:And during the Walz Lavinia said I love you Dorothy Drew. W:She was very fond of dancing, allow me to remark, W:That one fine day she danced away with the calico printer's clerk W: W:4 Four months and a months attention unto her I did pay, W:And with her condesention she led me quite astray. W:The money I expended I'm ashamed to tell to you. W:I'll tell you how it ended with myself and Dorothy Drew. W:She was very fond of dancing, allow me to remark, W:That one fine day she danced away with the calico printer's clerk W: W:5 I received an invitation she a visit me to pay, W:Unto some dear relations who lived some miles away. W:In a month she'd be returning, I must bid a short adieu. W:Her love for me was burning, the deceitful Dorothy Drew. W:She was very fond of dancing, allow me to remark, W:That one fine day she danced away with the calico printer's clerk W: W:6 At nine o'clock next morning, to breakfast I sat down, W:The smile my face a-dawning, it soon changed to a frown. W:For in the morning paper a paragraph met my view. W:Jones the calico printer's clerk had married Dorothy Drew. W:She was very fond of dancing, allow me to remark, W:That one fine day she danced away with the calico printer's clerk % % % % %

					
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