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Magdalene College - Pepys
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The New Scotch-Jigg:
OR,
The Bonny Cravat.
Johnny wooed Jenny to tye his Cravat;
But Jenny perceiving what he would be at,
With delayes put him off, till she found out his mind;
And then afterwards she proved more kind:
At length, both Parties were well agreed,
And went to the Kirk to be Wed with all speed.
Tune of, Jenny come tye my, &c.

AS Johnny met Jenny a going to play,
Quoth Johnny to Jenny, I prithee love stay:
Since thou art my honey, my joy, and delight,
I'le love thee all day. & I'le please thee at night.
Jenny come tye my, Jenny come tye my,
Jenny come tye my bonny Cravat.
I have tyed it behind, and I've tyed it before,
I've ty'd it so often, I'le tye it no more.

O say not so Jenny, nor do me not scorn,
For better poor Johnny had never been born:
O kill not my Heart with being unkind,
I'le ever endeavor to pleasure thy mind.
Jenny come tye my, &c.

But Johnny I ken it, altho to my grief,
When you stole my heart away like a sly thief,
You promis'd me Marriage, with many things more
Which yet is not wiped out off the old score,
Jenny come tye my, &c.

O Jenny, let none of this trouble thy mind,
For now thou shalt see, I'le be loving and kind:
A little forgetful I was, I confess,
But all shall be mended that now is amiss.
Jenny come tye my, Jenny come tye my,
Jenny come tye my bonny Cravat.
I have tyed it behind, and I've tyed it before,
I've tyed it so often, I'le tye it no more.

ILe buy thee a Gown, and a Scarf, & a Hood:
If thou wilt believe me, I'le ever be good:
For Rings, & for Ribbonds, ne'r matter for that,
If thou art but willing to tye my Cravat.
Jenny come tye my, Jenny come tye my,
Jenny come tye my bonny Cravat.
I have tyed it behind, and I've tyed it before
I've ty'd it so often, I'le tye it no more.

All this you did promise me often before,
If I would but tye it one time, or two more;
But yet you were never so good as your word,
Therefore for to tye it I cannot afford.
Jenny come tye my, &c.

My Jenny if thou wilt be ruled by me,
It shall not be long ere we wedded will be:
For I have got Mony, & House, & good Land,
Which all shall be ready at Jenny's Command.
Jenny come tye my, &c.

Besides, on the Common I have got a Cow
To give us some Milk, and bonny black Yow;
I likewise at Heam have a Dog and a Cat,
Then prithee good Jenny come tye my Cravat.
Jenny come tye my, &c.

Your House, I believe, is not often repair'd;
And as for your Land, it lies in the Church-yard:
Your Money, if any such thing you may have,
With it keep you honest, & prove not a Knave.
Jenny come tye my, &c.

Your Cow on the Common that grazes you say,
May wheadle another your will to obey:
Then prithee make much of your dog & your Cat,
For I am not willing to tye your Cravat.
Jenny come tye my, &c.

O Jenny, why art thou so hard of belief?
I fear thou art minded to kill me with grief:
Before thee I'le open my Heart to the life,
I tell thee I mean for to make thee my Wife.
Jenny comy tye my, Jenny come tye my,
Jenny come tye me bonny Cravat.
I have tyed it behind, and I've tyed it before,
I've ty'd it so often, I'le tye it no mo[r]e.

Then do not thou flout me, but freely comply,
Nothing shall be wanting for Jenny and I:
Then give me my Jenny, thy heart & thy hand,
For I will be ever at Jenny's command.
Jenny come tye, &c.

O Johnny! I fear thou dost flatter me now,
Or else I could love thee, I swear and I vow:
But with fair delusions I may be undone,
Therefore from thy Jenny good Johnny begone.
Jenny come tye, &c.

A Maid by her choice she may soon be destroy'd,
And left in the lurch, when she hath bin injoy'd:
But if you be honest, declare it in brief,
And let me not languish in sorrow and grief.
Jenny come tye, &c.

My Jenny, then prithe take one word for all,
I never will leave thee what ever befall:
In Sickness and Health I will for thee provide
And at the next K[i]rk, I will make thee my bride.
Jenny come tye, &c.

Then Johnny I love thee as dear as my Life,
And I am contented for to be thy Wife:
And we will be marryed to both our content,
I hope we shall never have cause to repent.
Jenny come tye my, Jenny come tye my,
Jenny come tye my bonny Cravat.
I have ty'd it behind, and I've ty'd it before,
And now I will tye it a hundred times more.


London, Printed for W. Thackeray, T. Passenger, and W. Whitwood,

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