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HENRY CAREY

1693?-1743

455                                           Sally in our Alley

OF all the girls that are so smart
   Theres none like pretty Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
   And she lives in our alley.
There is no lady in the land
   Is half so sweet as Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
   And she lives in our alley.
Her father he makes cabbage-nets,
   And through the streets does cry em;
Her mother she sells laces long
   To such as please to buy em:
But sure such folks could neer beget
   So sweet a girl as Sally!
She is the darling of my heart,
   And she lives in our alley.
When she is by, I leave my work,
   I love her so sincerely;
My master comes like any Turk,
   And bangs me most severely:
But let him bang his bellyful,
   Ill bear it all for Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
   And she lives in our alley.
Of all the days thats in the week
   I dearly love but one day
And thats the day that comes betwixt
   A Saturday and Monday;
For then Im drest all in my best
   To walk abroad with Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
   And she lives in our alley.
My master carries me to church,
   And often am I blamàd
Because I leave him in the lurch
   As soon as text is namàd;
I leave the church in sermon-time
   And slink away to Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
   And she lives in our alley.
When Christmas comes about again,
   O, then I shall have money;
Ill hoard it up, and box it all,
   Ill give it to my honey:
I would it were ten thousand pound,
   Id give it all to Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
   And she lives in our alley.
My master and the neighbours all,
   Make game of me and Sally,
And, but for her, Id better be
   A slave and row a galley;
But when my seven long years are out,
   O, then Ill marry Sally;
O, then well wed, and then well bed
   But not in our alley!

456                                           A Drinking-Song

BACCHUS must now his power resign
I am the only God of Wine!
It is not fit the wretch should be
In competition set with me,
Who can drink ten times more than he.

Make a new world, ye powers divine!
Stockd with nothing else but Wine:
Let Wine its only product be,
Let Wine be earth, and air, and sea
And let that Wine be all for me!

 

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