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Song: ’Twas in the merry month of May, all in a field...

by Peter Valton . A Catch for Three voices , in A major


’Twas in the merry month of May,
all in a field profusely gay,
as I walked forth I heard one say,
“Shall I Juggy? Shall I ha!
tell me dearest Juggy, sweetest Juggy tell me pray,
tell me whether I shall or nay,”
“No, truly Colin, you must stay,
till Hymen joins then I’ll obey
all and everything you say,
then like lambs we’ll sport and play,
and with kisses pass away
every night and every day,
therefore why should we delay
to be happy while we may?”

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