In the heat of the day When the sun shines so freely, There I met Master Kilby, So fine and so gay. Then I pull'd off my hat And I bowed to the ground And I said: "Master Kilby, Pray where are you bound?" "I am bound for the West, There in hopes to find rest, And in Nancy's soft bosom I will build a new nest. "And if I were the master Of ten thousand pounds All in gay gold and silver Or in King William's crowns. "I would part with it all With my own heart so freely, But it's all for the sake Of my charming Nancy. "She's the fairest of girls, She's the choice of my own heart, She is painted like waxwork In every part".
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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry