The Song of Songs


The Song of Songs.

As you’ve walked through the town on a fine summer’s day,
The subject I’ve got, you, re been, I dare say ,
Upon fences and railings .Wherever you go.
The penny ballads you’ll see sticking up in a row;
And some are so odd they will cause you to smile,
I noted them down as I read them along,
And I’ve put them together, to make up my song.

There was “Abraham’s Daughter” “Going out upon a spree,”
With “Old Uncle Snow” “In the Cottage by the Sea,”
“If your foot is pretty, show it” “At Lanagan’s Ball;”
“And “Why did she leave him” “On the raging canawl?”
“Where was “Bonnie Annie” with “A jockey hat and feather,”
“I don’t think much of you,” “We were boys and girls to-
“Do they think of me at home!” “I’ll be free and easy still,”
“Give us now a good commander” with “The Sword of Bunker

“When the cruel war is over,” “No Irish need apply,”
“For everything is lovely, and the goose hangs high,”
“The Young Gal from New Jersey, “Oh! wilt thou be my
And oft in the Stilly Night” “Well all take a ride,”
“Let me kiss him for his Mother!” “He is a gay Young Gam-
“I’m to fight mit Sigel” and “De Bully Lager Bier,”
“Hunkey Boy is Yankee Doodle,” “When the Cannons Loudly
“We are coming, Father , Abraham, six hundred thousand

“In the days when I was hard up with “My Mary Ann,”
“My Johnny was a shoemaker,” “Or any other man!”
“The Captain with his Whiskers” and “Annie of the Vale,”
Along with “Old Bob Ridley,” “A riding on a rail!”
“Rock me to sleep, mother,” “Going round the Horn,”
“I’m not myself at all,” I’m a bachelor forlorn:”
“Mother, is the battle over?” “What are the men. about?”
“How are you, Horace Greeley?” “Does your mother know
you’re out?”

“We won’t go home till morning” with “The Bold Privateer,”
“Annie Lisle” and ,“Zouave Johnny” “Riding in a Railroad
“We are coming, sister Mary,” with “The Folks that put on
“We are marching along” with “The Four and Thirty Stars,”
“On the other side of Jordan” “Don’t fly your Kite too high!”
“Jenny’s coming o’er the Green,” to “Root Hog or Die!”
“Our Union’s Starry Banner,” “The Flag of Abe Lincoln,”
Shall trail in the land, from Maine to Oregon!

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