The jolly carter
Language: English 
I was out with my wagon one morning in spring;
The trees was full leaf and the birds was full singing.

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"Well done Robin, drive on Robin;
Drive along Robin, right-o and gee woa."

All along down the lane then a maid I did spy;
And the meadows awoke to the sound of my cry.

(Refrain)

So I hastened my horses to walk by her side;
And I said to the damsel "My dear, won't you ride?"

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I put my arm round her and I gave her a kiss;
She said "You can take me, young man, if you wish."

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I spoke to my forehorse, he jingled his bell;
That was his music, as no tongue can tell.

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She bet time to my music, the bells they did sound;
"God bless you, my dear, how the wheels run around."

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This text was added to the website: 2011-03-31
Line count: 20
Word count: 144