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Folk Song

X:1 T:The Great Boobee C:Trad Z:Webmaster K: W:1 W:My friends if you will understand my fortunes W:What they are, I once had cattle, house and land but now am never near, W:My father left a good estate as I may Tell to thee, W:I was cozened of all I had, Like a great boobee. W:I was cozened of all I had, Like a great boobee. W: W:2 W:I went to school with a good intent And for to learn my book, W:And all the day I went to play And in it never did look, W:Full seven years or very nigh, as I may Tell to thee, W:I could hardly say my Christ cross row, Like a great boobee. W:I could hardly say my Christ cross row, Like a great boobee. W: W:3 W:My father then in all the haste did set Me to the plow, W:And for to lash the horse about, indeed I knew not how, W:My father took his whip in hand and Soundly lashed me, W:He called me fool and country clown, And a great boobee. W:He called me fool and country clown, And a great boobee. W: W:4 W:But I have learned so much wit shall Shorten all my cares, W:If I can but a licence get to play Before the bears. W:'Twill be a gallant place indeed as I May tell to thee, W:Then who dares call me fool or ass, or A great boobee. W:Then who dares call me fool or ass, or A great boobee. % % % % %

					
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