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|1||1||I sow|'d the seeds of love,
|I sowd the seeds of love,|
|2||2||And I sow|'d them in the spring ;
|And I sowd them in the spring|
|3||3||I gather|'d them up in the morning so soon ,
|I gatherd them up in the morning so soon|
|4||4||Whe|n small birds sweetly sing.
|Whe small birds sweetly sing.|
|6||6||My garden was planted well|
|My garden was planted well|
|7||7||With flowers ev|'ry where ,
|With flowers evrywhere|
|8||8||But I had not the liberty to choose|
|But I had not the liberty to choose|
|9||9|The flow 'r that I lov 'd so dear.
|he flowr that I lov so dear.|
|11||11||The gard|'ner standing by,
|The gardner standing by,|
|12||12||I asked him to choose for me|;
|I asked him to choose for me|
|13||13||He chose the |Violet, the Lily , the Pink,
|He chose the iolet, the ily the ink,|
|14||14||But th|ese I refused all three.
|But thse I refused all three.|
|16||16|The Violet I d id no t like
| et d oe|
|17||17|Beca use it f ade s so soon;
|a it fe o |
|18||18|The Li ly a nd Pink I d id o ve r think
|e i a k d oe|
|19||19|And vow'd I would wai t till June.
| I ai till e.|
|21||In June is a red, red Rose;
|22||And that is the flow'r for me;
|23||I'll pluck it and think that no Lily nor Pink
|24||Can match with the bud on that tree.|
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