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Behold the lady bright and gay, good fortune and sweet charms,
So scornfully I've thrown away into this booby's arms
He swears if I don't wed with him as you shall understand
He'll surely list for a soldier into some foreign land.

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Source: Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Dec 1953

This song appears in an article entitled "Plough Plays in the East Midlands" by M.W. Barley, along with this note: "From South Scarle Mr Holmes of Thurgardon, Notts, has preserved for us this tune used for the Lady's song."


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