A New collections of songs and poems by Thomas D'Urfey ...
D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723.
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The Clowns Courtship, a Song made and sung to the King at Windsor, to an ex∣cellent Scotch Tune.

QUoth Iohn to Ioan, wilt thou have me?
I prethee now wilt, and Ise Marry with thee:
My Cow, my Cow, my House and Rents,
Aw my Lands and Tenements:
Say my Joan, say my Joaney, will that not do?
I cannot, I cannot, come every day to woe.
I have Corn and Hay in the Barn hard by,
And three fat Hogs pent up in the sty;
I have a Mare and she's cole black,
I ride on her Tail to save her back:
Say my Joan, &c.
I have a Cheese upon the shelf,
I cannot eat it all my self;
I have three gud Marks that lie in a rag,
In the nook of the Chimney instead of a bag:
Say my Joan, &c.
To marry I would have thy consent,
But faith I never could Complement;
I can say nought but hoy gee hoa,
Terms that belong to Cart and Plough:
Say my Joan, &c.