Village Courtship.

1 YOUNG Roger came tapping at Dolly's window,
2 Thumpaty, thumpaty, thump;
3 He begg'd for admittance, she answer'd him, No,
4 Glumpaty, glumpaty, glump;
5 My DOLLY, my dear, your true Love is here,
6 Dumpaty, dumpaty, dump;
7 No, no, ROGER, no as you came, you may go,
8 Slumpaty, slumpaty, slump.
9 Oh! then she recall'd, and recall'd him again,
10 Humpaty, humpaty, hump;
11 Whilst he, like a mad-man, ran over the plain,
12 Slumpaty, slumpaty, slump;
13 Oh! what is the reason, dear DOLLY, he cry'd,
14 Humpaty, humpaty, hump,
15 That thus I'm cast off, and unkindly deny'd,
16 Trumpaty, trumpaty, trump.
17 Some rival more dear, I guess has been here,
18 Crumpaty, crumpaty, crump;
19 Suppose there's been two, Sir, what's that to you, Sir,
20 Numpaty, Numpaty, nump.
21 Oh! then with a sigh his sad farewell he took,
22 Humpaty, humpaty, hump;
23 And quite in despair he leap'd into the brook,
24 Plumpaty, plumpaty, plump.
25 His courage he cool'd, he found himself fool'd,
26 Mumpaty, mumpaty, mump;
27 He swam to the shore, and saw DOLLY no more,
28 Rumpaty, rumpaty, rump.
29 Determin'd to find a damsel more kind,
30 Plumpaty, plumpaty, plump;
31 While DOLLY's afraid she must die an old maid,
32 Mumpaty, mumpaty, mump.


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Title (in Source Edition): Village Courtship.
Author: Henry Carey
Genres: song

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Carey, Henry, 1687?-1743. Village courtship (Roger's courtship). [Salisbury]: Fowler, printer, Salisbury, 1785?. 1 sheet; 1/12⁰. (ESTC T50796; OTA K046542.000)

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