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Sweet Joan

England, from a 19th century broadside.
Tune: ca. 1840.

    Come listen a while and I'll sing you a song
    Of three merry gentlemen riding along.
    They met with Sweet Joan and to her did say,
    I'm afraid this cold morning will do you some harm.

    O no kind sir, the maiden said,
    This cold morning will do me no harm.
    There's one thing I crave lies betwixt your legs,
    If you give me that, it will keep me warm.

    He got off his horse - she mounted it quick.
    Looking the gentleman hard in the face
    Says, You knew not my meaning, you wrong understand me.
    And away she went galloping down the green lane.

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