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Jeannot's answer to Jeannette

(28) Jeannot's answer to Jeannette

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            Jeannot's Answer to
               JEANNETTE.

Cheer up, cheer up my own Jeannette tho' far away I go,
In all the changes you may see I'll be the same Jeannôt
And if I win both fame and gold, ah ! be not so unkind
To think that I could leave you in the home I leave behind ;
There's not a lady in the land, and if she were a queen,
Could win my heart from you, Jeannette, so true as you
have been ;
They must have gallant warriors ; chance hath cast the lot
on me ;
But mind you this—the soldier, love, shall no deserter be.

Why, ever since the world began, the surest road to fame
Has been the field, where men unknown might win them-
selves a name ;
And well I know the brightest eyes have ever brighter shone;
When looking at some warrior bold return from battles won.
And you would put an end to deeds the ladies love so well,
And have no tales of valour left for history to tell ;
The soldier's is a noble trade, Jeannette, then rail no more ;
Were only kings allowed to fight, there'd be an end of war

   JEANNETTE AND JEANNOT, No. 27.

    WALKER, PRINTER, DURHAM.

       COMIC VERSION OF
          THERE'S A GOOD
             TIME COMING.

THERE'S a good time coming, boys,
A good time coming ;
We may not live to see the day,
But then our little babies may,
In the good time coming,
When ev'ry one will be so rich,
With long purse come out stronger,
Of work, catch any doing a stitch,
Wait a little longer.—There's a good, &c.
There's a good time coming, boys,
A good time coming,
Wives will have no cause to say,
" I'll not go out this shabby way,"
In the good time coming,
Husband's will not screwimize,
But do the liberal stronger,
And grant their dear wives fresh supplies
Wait a little longer.—There's a good, &c
There's a good time coming, boys,
A good time coming,
When penny loaves will be unknown,
And quarterns so extensive grown,
In the good time coming.
Let your family be e'er so thick,
Say ten, or twelve, or stronger,
'Twill take a week to eat a brick,
Wait a little longer.—There's a good, &c.
There's a good time coming, boys,
A good time coming,
When not a woman in the land,
Unmarried shall be left on hand,
In the good time coming,
Not one must be left on the shelf,
(Excuse my language stronger)
I'd sooner marry you all myself,
[Spoken]—But then Ladies you'd have to
Wait a little longer.—There's a good, &c.
There's a good time coming, boys,
A good time coming,
When a Special Constable shall be,
A Nat'ral curiosity,
In the good time coming,
The only staff that shall be rife,
(Wont the weak'uns pick up stronger ?)
Will be the crummy staff of life,
Wait a little longer.—There's a good, &c.
There's a good time coming, boys,
A good time coming,
When Britain's garden, say it we,
From weeds seditious shall be free,
In the good time coming,
Peace shall guide the great machine,
The feeble and the stronger,
We'll shield and shout " God save the
Queen,"
Wait a little longer.—There's a good, &c.

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