EBBA ID: 35906

 
The Hartford-shire Damosel in great Distress. / This Country Girl is troubled in her mind, / Because young-men to her will not be kind, / She sighs and sobs, and loudly doth cry, / It is for a Sweet-heart I surely shall dye; / O young men come quickly, this is her song; / If you don't ease me, I shall not live long.
Date Published 1672-1696 ?
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Imprint Printed for P. Brooksby, in West-smithfield.
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Collection Beinecke Library - Michell-Jolliffe
Location Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Shelfmark 2000 Folio 6 219
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      Part 1
    Title The Hartford-shire Damosel in great Distress. / This Country Girl is troubled in her mind, / Because young-men to her will not be kind, / She sighs and sobs, and loudly doth cry, / It is for a Sweet-heart I surely shall dye; / O young men come quickly, this is her song; / If you don't ease me, I shall not live long.
    Tune Imprint The Tune is, My Father gave me House and Land.
    First Lines YOu pritty Damsels fair and young, / my care I pray you pitty:
    Refrain For I look West, North, East and South, / because so long I've tarried: / The mark apace grows out of my mouth, / and I fear I shall never be Married. [with variation]
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