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Broadside ballad entitled 'Nelly Ray'
I love a little country queen, a village beauty rare,
brown air ;
Her waist is so slender, and her feet they are sosmall,
Nelly Ray, Nelly Ray, charming little Nell,
Her father is a farmer in a village down in Kent,
And there I first saw Nelly, as she drove the cattle home.
I took my Nelly for a walk among the bright green grass,
country lass ;
I sat her down upon a bank, and then sat by her side,
be my bride.
Nelly Ray, &c.
And now I've named the wedding day and happy we
No thought of jealousy will cross the mind of her or me ;