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Magdalene College - Pepys
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Jolly Jack of all Trades,
OR, The Cries of London City.
Maids where are your hearts become,
look you what here is?
Betwixt my Finger and my Thumb,
look ye what here is?
To a pleasant new Tune, Or a begging we will go.

I Am a Jack of all Trades
and round the World I rove,
And here, I get a Bantling,
and there I get a Love,
And a rambling I will go,
will go, will go,
And a Ramb'ling I will go.

I tye a Ladies Garter
as well as any Page,
And riddle to her Woman,
and tell the Butlers Age.
And a roving I will go, etc.

I can expound their Dreams too
as well as any Quack,
Come hither pretty Virgins,
and tell me what d' ye lack?
For a Rambling I will go, etc.

Sometimes I am a Tapster,
sometimes I cry Small-cole,
Sometimes I am a Tinker,
and aim to stop a Hole,
And a rowling I will go, etc.

Sometimes I am a Lackey,
(As Lazy as my Leg)
Sometimes I am a Joyner
and have for Jone a Peg,
And a rambling I will go.

Sometimes I am a Vintner,
and have you in my Bush;
Sometimes I am a Pedlar,
come will ye buy a Brush?
For a Rambling I will go,
will go, will go,
For a Rambling I will go.

Sometimes I sell Save-alls,
sometimes I cry fine Socks,
For Maids I have a Mouse Trap,
for men a Tinder-box.
And a rambling I will go.

Sometimes I cry Poor-Jack,
for lusty bonny Blades,
Then two a penny Laces,
and Pins for precious Maids,
And a rambling I will go.

Who buys a Table Basket?
who buys such things as those?
Have Maids got any Cuny-Skins
or Corns upon their Toes.
For a rambling I will go, etc.

Have yea any Gloves to mend here?
or colour (pray now tell)
For ye, (my little Dories)
I'le do 'em rarely well.
And a Rambling I will go,

Come will yea Turn the blea sir?
or buy a singing-Bird?
If you don't like this Song Sir,
I do not care a T_______
And a rambling we will go.

Come will ye buy my Flounder?
my Gudgin, or my Roach?
I'le sell 'em to the Gentry,
or those that have no Coach,
And a Rambling I will go,

Come Crab it, will yea crab then?
or buy a new cream Cheese,
Old Boots or Shoes or Hats too,
Pray tell me have ye these?
For a Rambling I will go.

Come two a penny Brooms Maids,
green Brooms for to sweep your house
They'l keep all clean & cleanly,
And will not leave a Louse,
For a rambling I will go.

Or will ye buy a Mop, Maid?
or see O rare shite?
If none of these will please ye,
'tis time to bid good Night.
And a roving I will go,
will go, will go,
And a Roving I will go.


This may be Printed, R. [P].
Printed, for J. Conyers in Fetterlane next Holborn.

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