Things I do like to see
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THINGS I DO
Like to See.
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam,
I like to see people contented at home ;
I like to see every thing neat and complete ;
I like to see ladies walk out with clean feet ;
I like to see England adorned by her Queen ;
I like to see females marry when they are sixteen ;
I like to see the duty off candles and soap,
And I'd like to see bread three-pence halfpenny a loaf.
You may think what you like, but I think I can prove,
The World we are in, is always on the move,
So, if you will listen one moment to me,
I will tell you of things I should like to see.
I like to see ladies adorned with a flounce ;
I'd like to see tea seven farthings an ounce ;
I should like to see tyrants to Africa go ;
I should like to see Albert jump Jim along Joe ;
I like to see ladies in harmony sing ;
I like to see old women guzzling ;
I like to see jackasses playing a rig,
And I like to see billy-goats dancing a jig.
I like to see every man and his wife—
Live happy together without quarrel or strife ;
I like to see marquisses ride on a mule ;
I like to see children go happy to school ;
I like to see a magpie fight a jackdaw ;
I'd like to hear a cuckoo sing—Erin go Bragh ;
I like to see girls, as along they are flocking,
Try to hide the great holes in the heel of their stocking.
I like to see taxes get thinner and thinner ;
I like to see roast beef and puddings for dinner ;
I like to see wrestling with Spaniards and Turk ;
I like to see every man paid for his work ;
I like to see country girls milking the cows ;
I like to see farmers whistling at ploughs ;
I like to see trouble and care run away ;
I like to see maidens making sweet hay.
I like to see pleasant all persons to look :
I'd like to see a blind man reading a book ;
I like to see everything I can desire—
I like in the Winter to see a good fire ;
I like to see lovers act cautious and bold ;
I like to see servants do all as they're told ;
I like to see women drest out in fine things,
With whiskers and bustles, veils, boas and rings.
Harkness, Printer, 121, Church-Street, Preston.
Now to the Castinet merrily sounding,
Dance the Cachuca in smiling array :—
Nor even Duvernay, lightest when bounding,
Shall than ourselves be more buoyant and gay.
Then join the Cachuca, la, ra, lal, lal, ra, ra,
Dance ere the Sun seeks his home in the West !
For hearts now are lightest,
And eyes now are brightest—
And pleasure and love in each bosom are guests.
Now, while the breeze is with melody laden,
And sighing in transport, each love stricken youth,
Breathes a sweet tale in the ear of his maiden,
Painting his passion, his hopes, and his truth.
Dance the Cachuca, la, ra, lal, lal, ra, ra,
Each with the partner he worships the best,
Hearts now are lightest,
Eyes now are brightest,
Dancing in daylight robs no one of rest.
•'THINGS I DO LIKE TO SEE", CONTINUED.
I like to see ladies, whether aged or young,
Guard well their tempers and bridle their tongues ;
I like to see people get home before late ;
I like to see bakers and butchers give weight ;
I should like to hear a gander sing Rory O'More ;
I should like to see lobsters three half pence a score ;
I like to see some persons taken by surprise ;
I like to see monkies walk out in disguise.
I like to see men and their wives well agree ;
I like to see a bug whoopping a flea ;
I like to see happiness over the land ;
I should like to see radishes grow in the Strand ;
I should like to see old St-Paul's, with a birch,
Pretty well tan the jacket of Whitechapel Church ;
I like to see lawyers their tongues handle rough ;
I like to see tailors eat cabbage and snuff.
I should like to see Drury Lane in a crack,
Take old Covent Garden right up on his back ;
I should like to see Oxford-Street run like a mill,
And carry St Gile's to Primrose Hill ;
I should like to see Farmer Bull jump for joy,
And Victoria have seventeen fine girls and boys ;
I like to see rat-catching Bobby well sparned ;
I should like to see the great Income-Tax burned.
I like to see young people happy and gay ;
I like to see a sovereign nine times a-day ;
I like to see old women hollo and sweat ;
I like to see people pay all honest debts ;
I like to see bacon and fine clotted cream ;
I like to see people get married by steam ;
I like to see old women reading the news ;
And like to see young women cleaning their shoes.
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