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Magdalene College - Pepys
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The Seamans Wives ranting Resolution, OR,
Make use of time, while time serves.
It is a Proverb old some P eople say,
While the Cat is gone the Mouse hath leave to play;
Just so this witty Seamans wife,
She is resolved to live a merry life:
And while her Husband is abroad for gain,
A loveing Friend she'l kindly entertain.
Tune of Couragio, Or If by your good leave I may, etc,

MY good-man is gone to Sea
on the long Voyage O:
My Good-man is gone to Sea
on the long Voyage O,
He hath left me no money,
I'le get some with my Coney:
Couragio, Couragio, Couragio,

Let him have good Wind and Tide
and I do presage O:
Let him have good Wind and Tide
and I do presage O:
For my self I will provide,
And Cornute his head beside,
Couragio, etc.

If he brings home Gold and Pearl,
from his long Voyage O:
If he brings home Gold and Pearl,
from his long Voyage O:
I shall be a ranting Girl,
Fit for either Lord or Earl:
Couragio, etc.

I'm a young and lively Dame,
twenty years of age O:
I'm a young and lively Dame,
twenty years of age O:
And I say it is no shame
For to play at Venus Game,
Couragio etc.

NOw the brave young-man is come
my love to asswage O:
Now the brave young-man is come
my love to asswage O,
Prethee dearest strike it home,
Sound the Trumpet, beat the Drum
Couragio, Couragio, Couragio,

Beat allaram beat it well,
and I will ingage O:
Beat allaram beat it well,
and I will engage O:
Tho you make my belly swell
Never fear that I will tell:
Couragio, etc.

Now the fight goes on amain,
on the pleasant Stage O,
Now the fight goes on amain,
on the pleasant Stage O:
We will have the other strain,
Rally up and play't again,
Couragio etc.

Little thinks my own Good-man,
that my Sails are spread Jo ,
Little thinks my own Good-man
that my Sails are spread Jo ,
We will do the best we can
In the Rear and in the Van.
Couragio, etc.

Methinks I feel a little Bird
stirring in my Cage O:
Methinks I feel a little Bird
stirring in my Cage O:
Methinks I feel a little Bird
Pierceth me much like a sword.
Couragio, etc.

Now my eyes are dazled quite,
whilst we ingage O:
Now my eyes are dazled quite
whilst we ingage O:
Never Mars the God of fight,
Better pleas'd his Venus bright,
Couragio, etc.

But our joys must have an end
which doth me inrage: O
But our joyes must have an end
which doth me inrage O:
Fare thee well my dearest Friend,
Till again for thee I send.
Couragio, etc.

My Good-man is come on shore,
from his long Voyage O:
My Good-man is come on shore
from his long Voyage O:
He will kiss me ten times more,
Then perhaps he'l tell you more
Couragio, Couragio, Couragio,


Printed for M. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray, and T. Passenger.

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