Bunch of nuts

 

Verse 1

As Jack and his mistress were riding,
'Twas down by the greenwood side,
Says Jack - "If I meet with a pretty girl,
I'll kiss her twelve times tonight."

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Fol the rol lara, laddi o
Fol the rol lara, laddi o

Verse 2

"Five guineas to five shillings,
Unto thee I will freely lay,
As thou dost not kiss me twelve times
Before it is break of day."

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Verse 3

As this young couple went riding,
Together on their way,
Then Jack he kissed her twelve times,
Before it was break of day.

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Verse 4

Now one of them being faulty,
And not as good as the rest,
Unto him spoke Jack's mistress -
"The wager thou has lost."

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Verse 5

Says Jack unto his mistress -
"But that I'll have me right,
I'll have it proved by my master,
When he comes home at night."

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Verse 6

The master being come home,
At the table together set,
Says Jack unto his master -
"Last night we made a bet.

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Verse 7

As I and my mistress were riding,
Twas down by the greenwood tree,
Then off my horse I alighted,
And a bunch of nuts I spied.

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Verse 8

She bet me there were eleven,
I bet her there was a dozen,
I told them all into her cap,
And I told five and seven.'

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Verse 9

"Then if thee told five and seven, Jack,
And eleven of them were sound,
Then Jack, thee's won the wager,
If 'twas for a thousand pound."

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Verse 10

The mistress being close at hand,
Hearing of them say so,
She quickly put the money down,
And glad to get off so.

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