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EBBA 35184

Houghton Library - Huth EBB65H
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Hey ho Hunt about.
OR,
A pretty merry meeting of young men and Maids,
Who went to the Tavern by Cupids strong aids,
They drank and were merry and sang a new Song,
They talkt and discours'd but did nobody wrong,
They kindly imbrac'd, and each other did kiss,
You know there could be no great harm in this.
The Tune is, the Couragious hartulesse healths.

HEy ho hunt about,
Find my true Love out,
Knock at my Chamber door,
I have gold in my pocket,
And thou shalt not lack it,
And when that's spent we'l have more
I have gold in my pocket,
And thou shalt not lack it,
And when that is gone we'l have more.

Hey ho do not stay
But make hast away,
Unto the Tavern let's hye,
Where we will be merry,
With Sugar and sherry:
Then who but my sweetheart and I?
Where we will be merry, etc.

Hey ho hearts delight,
Titan shineth bright,
And beautifieth the day,
Cupid ads lusters,
To me and my sisters,
As fresh as the flowers in May.
Cupid ads lusters, etc.

Heres Sisly and Nanny,
Heres Rachel and Jany,
Heres Dorcas and sweet Winifright,
Heres Susan and Sara,

Heres Nelly and Mary,
which in meriment take much delight
Heres Susan and Sara, etc.

Heres sweet Alice and Prudence,
Who will not exclude us,
Rebecka and Debera also,
Here's bonny fine Peg,
That's as right as my leg,
Prepar'd along with us to go.
Heres bonny fine Peg, etc.

Heres dainty young Dolly,
Both joviall and jolly,
Heres Jone and fair Maudlin so brave.
Heres pretty witty Betty,
Newly come to the City,
And we shall there company have.
Heres pretty witty Betty, etc.

And now all together,
Like Birds of a Feather,
Let every Maid take her sweetheart;
To man her along,
But not to do wrong,
We'l merry meet and merry part.
To man her along,
And to do no wrong,
Weel merry meet, and merry part.

FAir maids and young men
When they meet now and then,
May be merry for an hour or a day,
To laugh and make sport,
In a good honest sort,
And in friendship to pass time away.
To laugh and make sport
In a good honest sort,
And in friendship to pass time away.

We paint not our Faces,
Nor powder our Traces,
Nor hudle up our heads in black bags
The Scarffs that some wear,
If well look'd on they were,
will be found to be no better then rags
The scarffs, etc.

Our habits are civill
And we think no evil,
Our hearts and our minds do agree,
And now my sweetheart,
Before we depart,
In love here's a full cup to thee.
And now my sweetheart, etc.

Hey ho come away,
Drawer brings wine I say,
While we are here let us not lack,
Ile pay thee for all
Whatsoever we call:
Both for white wine for Claret & Sack
Wee'l pay thee for all etc.

Hey ho let us drink,
Fill the cup to the brink,
And so let this health go round,
Like sister and brother,
We'l pledge one another,
Our joyes shall with Nector be crownd
Like sister, etc.

And thus the brave Lasses,
Did tipple up the glasses,
Their sweethearts being in company then
To sweeten their wine,
With kisses most fine,
They shew'd themselves kind hearted men
Wish kisses, etc.

And being kind hearted,
Before they departed,
Each lad took his leave of his sweeting
And promised them,
To be merry agen,
And pointed a time for their meeting.
And then, etc.

Though they so merry were,
With wine and merry cheer
No harm was thought spoken or ment.
The day being done,
Each one to his home,
Departed with love and content.
The day being done,
Each one to his home,
Departed with love and content.


Printed for F. Coles, T. Vere, and J. Wright.

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