The kind hearted Creature:

Or,
The prettest iest that er'e you knew,
Yet Il'e say nothing but what is true:
I once heard of a cunning Whore,
But ner'e the like of this before.
To the tune of the Mother beguiled the Daughter:
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AL you that are disposed now,
to heare a merry iest,
By me shall be disclosed how,
a bonny Lasse confest,
That she had loued one or two,
nay two or three and twenty,
I cannot tell what they did doe,
but she had Louers plenty,
Sing Boyes, drinke Boyes,
why should we not be merry:
I'le tell you of a bonny Lasse,
and her Loue beyond the Ferry.
This bonuy lasse had caught a clap
it seemes by some young shauer,
She being match with such mishap
the Ladds began to leaue her,
Though she will of their company,
some one made sure his bargaine
But she was lou'd of so many,
that it is worth regarding.
Yet she will sing, and alwayes say
drinke round and let's be meny,
I haue a loue in Lankeshire,
and a litle beyond the ferry.
She now being called to account,
for to discribe aright,
What young-man was the Faster on't
and her owne hearts delight
But she could not resolue the same,
because there was so many,
She knew not 's trade nor yet his name,
for she was frée for any.
Sing Boyes, &c.
Quoth she and if it haue a Booke,
then twas the man it'h Gowne,
Or other-wayes an't haue a hooke,
twas the shéephard on the down,
Or if it haue a whip in 's hand:
then sure it was a carter,
Or if it cannot goe nor stand,
I thinke twas drunken Artor.
Sing Boyes, &c.
And if it haue a new fash'on,
twas one came out of France,
And if it be a Musician:
twas one taught me to dance,
And if in's hand a néedle be,
then sure it was a Taylor.
Or if it chance to crosse the Sea,
I thinke it was a saylor.
Sing Boyes, drinke boyes,
why should we not be merry,
I haue a loue in Lankeshire,
and a litle beyond the ferry.

The second part

To the same tune.
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ANd if it haue a Hammer,
then sure a Smith was he,
And if it be full of maner,
twas one of good degrée,
Or if it haue a shuttle,
a weauer sure was he then,
And if that it be wise and sutle,
twas one of the baylifes yong-men.
Sing Boyes &c.
And if it haue a long locke,
a Courtier sure was he,
And if it be a prety cocke,
then that was William he,
And if it haue a shooe in 's hand,
it was the boone Shoomaker,
Or if it haue a durty hand,
twas sure a donghill raker.
Sing boyes &c.
And if it haue a Kettle,
then sure he was a Tinker:
And if it be full of Mettle,
twas sure a good Ale-drinker
And if that it be Gresie,
then sure it was a Butcher:
And if that it be lowsie,
then sure it was a Botcher.
Sing Boyes, &c.
And if ins hand a flower be,
a Gardner was the man sure,
And if it loue to take a Fee,
I thinke twas the Pariture:
And if it be in a gowne of gray,
twas one that liues ith Country,
And if that it be fresh and gay,
twas one the common gentry.
Sing Boyes, &c.
And if it haue a Pen ins hand,
then sure it was a Scrivner,
And if ith the Tauern he loue to stand
then sure it was a Vintner:
And if it haue a drowsie eye,
twas him that they call sléeper,
And if with bromes and hornes he cry
twas sure the Chimney-sweeper.
Sing Boyes, &c.
And if ins hand he haue a Bunne,
then sure it was a Baker,
And if he loue to drinke ith Tunne,
twas then the good Alemaker:
And if he loue to ride a Horse,
I thinke it was an Ostler,
Or else it twas the man oth Crosse,
that was a valiant Wrastler.
Sing Boyes, &c.
And if it haue a mealy face,
twas him that grines the corne,
And if a long note be in place,
tis him that windes the horne,
And many more I here might name,
which lou'd me once most dearely,
But that indéed it is a shame,
for enough is shewen hereby.
Sing boyes &c.
Now all the hope I haue is this,
my barne must haue a Father,
And I confesse I did amisse,
would I had repented rather,
Yet ther's a youngman loues me wel
but I could nere abide him,
I know of me hel'e haue no feare,
though many will deride him,
Sing boyes &c.
R. C.

London printed for F. Coules.

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