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THE

COUNTRY LOVERS;

OR,

MR. JONATHAN JOLTHEAD'S. Courtship with Miss Sally Snapper :

AN EXCELLENT

NEW SONG,

SAID TO BE WRITTEN BY ITS AUTHOR ;

And really founded on fact.

Tune_“YANKEE DOODLE.”

THE

COUNTRY LOVERS, &c.

A MERRY tale I will rehearse,

As ever you did hear, sir,
How Jonathan set out, so fierce,
To see his dearest dear, sir.
Yankee doodle, * keep it up,

Yankee doodle dandy,
Mind the musick-mind the step,

And with the girls be handy.

His father gave him bran new suit,

And money, sir, in plenty, Besides a prancing nag to boot,

When he was one-and-twenty

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* Yankee doodle, a ludicrous musical air, which I be. lieve was first invented by the English, in derision of the Americans, whom they styled “Yankees.” The Ame. ricans frequently wrote ludicrous songs to this tune. This chorus is quoted from a song, written, I believe, in Boston.

Moreover, sir, I'd have you know,

That he had got some knowledge, Enough for common use, I trow, But had not been at college.

Yankee doodle, &c.

A hundred he could count, 'tis said,

And in the bible read, sir,
And by good Christian parents bred,
Could even say the creed, sir.

Yankee doodle, &c.

He'd been to school to Master Drawl,

To spell a-bom-in-a-ble,
And when he miss'd, he had to crawl,

Straight under master's table.

Yankee doodle, &c.

One day his mother said to him,

“ My darling son, come here, “ Come fix you up, so neat and trim,

“ And go a courting, dear."

Yankee doodle, &c.

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