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EBBA 22072

Magdalene College - Pepys
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THE
Complaining Bridgroom:
OR,
ROGER's Repentance
AFTER
MARRIAGE.
To an excellent new Tune. Licensed according to Order.

'TWas early one morning, the Cock had just crow'd;
Sing hey ding, hoe ding, langtridown derry;
My Holiday Clothes on, and Face new mow'd,
With a hey down, hoe down, drink your brown Berry:
The Sky was all painted, no Scarlet so red,
For the Sun was just getting out of her bed,
When Teresa and I when to Church to be sped,
With a hey ding, hoe ding, shall I come to Wooe thee?
Hey ding, hoe ding, will ye Buckle to me?
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, derry, derry, derry,
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, hey langtudown derry.

Her Face was as fair, as if't had been in Print,
Sing hey ding, etc.
And her small Ferret eyes did lovingly Squint,
With a hey down, etc.
Yet her Mouth had been damag'd with Comfits and Plumbs,
And her Teeth that were useless for biting her Thumbs,
Had late, like ill Tennants, forsaken her Gums,
With a hey ding, hoe ding, etc.

Her beautiful Face does like Tallow appear,
Sing hey ding, etc.
Her sweet Sparrow-mouth reaching from ear to ear,
With a hey down, etc.
With a delicate Snout like a young sucking Pig,
With a Hump on her Back, which is fairly as big
As a Pumpking, and sweetly she dances a Jigg,
With a hey ding, hoe ding, etc.

But when Night came on, and we both were a bed,
Sing hey ding, etc.
Such strange things were done, there's no more to be said,
With a hey down, etc.
Next morning her head ran of mending her gown;
And mine was plagu'd how to pay Piper a crow,
And so we rose up the same Fools we lay down,
With hey ding, hoe ding, etc.

To speak of the Portion that with her I met,
Sing hey ding, etc.
She had five Groats in Mony, and ten Pound in debt,
With a hey ding, etc.
And therefore the Duns daily knock'd at my door
For her Topping and Smickets, bought two Years be-fore,
Yet if ever I pay it, I'm a Son of a Whore,
With a hey ding, hoe ding, etc.

I make no great doubt but she'll be a true Bride,
Sing hey ding, etc.
No Gallant will venture to lye by side,
With hey down, etc.
For of't in her Sleep she will send forth a smell,
Which is able to Poyson old Nick out of Hell;
In a Wife, I declare, I am fitted right well,
With a hey ding, hoe ding, etc.

We now have been Marry'd two Months and a Day,
Sing hey ding, hoe ding, lantridown derry;
Yet since the first Night, faith, I never did play,
With a hey down, hoe down, drink your brown Berry;
It is but a folly to make a dispute,
I would swop her, and give twenty Guinneys to boot,
For one that is Buxome, who has a fine Lute,
With a hey ding, hoe ding, shall I come to Wooe thee?
Hey ding, hoe ding, will you Buckle to me?
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, derry, derry, derry,
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, hey langtudown derry.

FINIS.

LONDON: Printed for C. Cates, at the sign of the Bible and Sun, in Pey-corner.

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