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Old January 20th, 2019 #47
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Popular folk songs to help warn girls and encourage chastity:



Quote:
I kissed a girl and went away
She said "Young man, why don't you stay?"
I'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid

I took her hand into my own
I said "I'm bound to my own home"
I'll go no more a-roving with you fair maid
Quote:
Well I asked her for a candle for to light me up to bed
And likewise for a handkerchief to tie around me head
She tended to me needs like a young maid ought to do
So then I says to her: 'Now won't you leap in with me too?'

Well she jumped into bed, making no alarm
Thinking a young sailor lad could do to her no harm
Well I hugged her and I kissed her the whole nightlong
Till she wished the short night had been seven years long

Well early next morning the sailor lad arose
And into Mary's apron threw a handful of gold
Saying, 'Take this me dear for the mischief that I've done
For tonight I fear I've left you with a daughter or a son'

'Well, if it be a girl child, send her out to nurse
With gold in her pocket and with silver in her purse
And if it be a boy child he'll wear the jacket blue
And go climbing up the rigging like his daddy used to do'

Maidens, a warning take by me
And never let a sailor lad an inch above your knee
For I trusted one and he beguiled me
He left me with a pair of twins to dangle on me knee
Many girls project - "I would only make love with a man I have strong feelings for, therefore a man who wants to make love with me must have strong feelings for me. I would never leave a man after making love with him, a man won't leave me after making love with me. I feel so bonded to him after the act - so must he."
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