EBBA ID: 34132

National Library of Scotland - Crawford 1441
 
The Contented Cuckold, or / Patience upon force is a Medcine for a Mad Man. / You batchellors both young and old / give ear unto this ditty, / A story here I will unfold / in mirth I hope it will fit ye, / A batchellor of threescore years / a Damsel young did marry / Now he complains she doth him wrong / and basely doth miscarry: / Near Worksworth Town in Darby-shire / this couple they do dwell, / With patience pray this ditty hear / and then I bid farewell.
Date Published 1664-1688 ?
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Imprint Printed for Thomas Passenger at the three bibles on London-bridge.
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Collection National Library of Scotland - Crawford
Location National Library of Scotland
Shelfmark Crawford.EB.1441
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  Part 1
Title The Contented Cuckold, or / Patience upon force is a Medcine for a Mad Man. / You batchellors both young and old / give ear unto this ditty, / A story here I will unfold / in mirth I hope it will fit ye, / A batchellor of threescore years / a Damsel young did marry / Now he complains she doth him wrong / and basely doth miscarry: / Near Worksworth Town in Darby-shire / this couple they do dwell, / With patience pray this ditty hear / and then I bid farewell.
Tune Imprint To the Tune, She cannot hold her Legs together.
First Lines YOu young Men all to you I call / whether you live in Town or City,
Refrain The boys cry Cuckoo in my sight / for to Cuckold me she counts it nothing. [with variation]
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