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Mary Thomson

Language: English

In Amsterdam is Derbyshire 
Mary Thomson she did dwell,
In service she long time had lived
the truth to you I'll tell;
Her cheeks were like the roses red,
all in the month of May,
Which made the wicked young man
thus unto her to say:

"Mary, my charming creature
you 'ave me 'eart in snare,
My love is such I have resolved
to wed you, I declare!"
Thus by his false deluding tongue
Mary was led astray,
And soon to be her misfortune
her love did her betray.

So now, you thoughtless young girls,
a timely warning take.
Likewise ye fair young maidens
for this poor damsel's sake.
And O beware of fluttering tongues,
for they'll your ruin prove;
And may you spend your future days
in constant joy and love.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2014-06-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:35

Line count: 24
Word count: 132

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