Mother Goose

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TWAS once upon a time
When Jenny "Wren was young, So daintily she danced,
And so prettily she sung; Robin Redbreast lost his heart,
For he was a gallant bird; So he doff'd his hat to Jenny Wren,
Requesting to be heard.
0 dearest Jenny "Wren!
If you will but be mine, You shall feed on cherry-pie, you shall,
And drink new currant wine; I'll dress you like a goldfinch,
Or any peacock gay; So dearest Jen, if you'll be mine,
Let us appoint the day.
Jenny blush'd behind her fan,
And thus_declared her mind; Since, dearest Bob, I love you well,
I'll take your offer kind; Cherry-pie is very nice,
And so is currant-wine; But I must wear my plain brown gown,
And never go to fine.
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