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Single life-for me

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      Single life-for me.

Pitts, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble ware
house 6, Gt. St. Andrew . St. 7 dials.

ALL you young men of high renown
I've something to relate
The consequences of wedlocks bands,
Permit me for to state,
All you young men that want to wile
Pray look before you join,
Bo lead a life merry merry life
It shall be a single one,

I've no cradle for to rock,
Nor midwife for to see,
A young man laughs all in his sleeve
With another man s wife all on his knee,
Where you have been seen no more,
So quickly leave the ground,
No lads, no lass shall, ere call me dad,
So now my boys drink round

All young men within this place
I charge you every one,
To help a female in distress,
When her husbands far from home
Treat her until the break of day,
And then from her begone,
I lead a life a very merry life
It shall he a single one,

I have no wife to scold at me,               
Nor babies for to cry,
For I can live all at my ease,
Who lives so happy as
And I can drink out of a flowing bowl,
No one can on me frown,
For I lead a life a merry merry life,
It shall be a single one,

If I should meet with a pretty young girl,
I know which way to do,
I'd give her a coach when she approach
And away from her I'll go
Mary my dear pray come this way,
Your joy shall be unknown,
No Lass nor Lad shall ere call me dad,
So now my boys drink round.

When I sat down to dine
No one can on me frown
I can call for a glass a aprightly young lass
And treat her as my own,
To the public house I can go,
And spend a jovial crown
For ead a life a very merry merry life
It shall be a single one.

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