I'm Yorkshire though in London

 

Verse 1

When first in London I arrived,
On a visit, on a visit,
When first in London I arrived,
Midst heavy rain and thunder,
There I espied, dressed all in green,
The fairest lass that eyes e'er seen,
I've heard much talk of Beauty's Queen,
Thinks I, by God, I've found her.

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Tooral looral laddy i,
Tooral looral ido

Verse 2

She stood stock still, I did the same,
Gazing on her, gazing on her,
She stood stock still, I did the same,
We both looked mighty simple,
Her cheeks were like the blushing rose,
That on the hedge neglected grows,
Her eyes were black as any sloes,
And near her mouth a dimple.

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Verse 3

'Madam,' said I, and made a bow,
Scraping to her, scraping to her,
'Madam,' said I, and made a bow,
'I've quite forgot the weather,
If you will me permission give,
I'll see you home where'er you live,'
At that she catched hold of my sleeve,
And off we went together.

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Verse 4

A pretty wild goose chase we had,
Up and down, sir, in and out, sir,
A pretty wild goose chase we had,
The cobble stones so galled me,
At last we came up to a door,
Where there were lassies full a score,
Who thought to have a bit of galore,
With 'Bumpkin', as they called me.

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Verse 5

'Come in, kind sir,' she said to me,
So politely, so politely,
'Come in, kind sir,' she said to me,
'I say young man, you're undone,
Come in,' says she, 'No! No!' says I,
'For I have other fish to fry,
I've seen you home, so now: Goodbye!
I'm Yorkshire though in London.'

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Verse 6

My pocket book I soon rummaged o'er,
Cautious ever, cautious ever,
My pocket book I soon rummaged o'er,
Where I a diamond ring found,
For I had these precautions took,
To fix in my pocket a small fish hook,
In searching for my pocket book,
The hook it stripped her finger.

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Verse 7

Six weeks I've been in London town,
Living idle, living idle,
Six weeks I've been in London town,
Thinks I, 'Tis time to work, sure,'
I did not act a silly ass,
I sold the ring and got the brass,
Twill do to toast a London lass,
When I gets back to Yorkshire.

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