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Traditional
  1. There was a wyly ladde met with a bonny lasse,
    Much pretie sport they had but I wot not what it was,
    Hee wooed her for a kisse, she plainely said him no1
    I pray quoth hee, nay nay quoth shee, I pray you let me goe.
  2. Full many lovely tearms did passe in merrie glee,
    He col'd her in hi. armes and dauncít her on his knee,
    And faine he would have paide such debts as he did owe,
    I pray quoth hee, nay nay quoth shee, I pray you let me goe.
  3. Sweete be you not so nice to gratifie a friend,
    If kissing be a vice, my sute is at an end.
    Noe noe it is the rule to learne a man to woe,
    I pray quoth hee nay nay quoth shes, I pray you let me goe.
  4. For Cupid hath an eye to play a lovers part,
    And swift his arrowes flie to leavell at the hart,
    Thy beauty was my bane that brought me to his bowe,
    I pray quoth hee, nay nay quoth shee, I pray you let me go..
  5. Good Sir alas you feed. your fancie with conceit.
    Sweete sweete how should we speede if lovers could not speke.
    I speks but what I wish, the spirit wils me so,
    I pray quoth hee, nay nay quoth shee, I pray you let me go..
  6. With that shee swore an Oath, and 10th she was to breke it,
    And so to plese them both, he. gave and she did take it,
    There was no labour lost, true amitie to show,
    Adew quoth hee, nay stay quoth she, Let's kisse before you go.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah