LASSES AND LADS
Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.
Come Lasses and Lads, get leave of your Dads,
And away to the May-pole hey:
For every he Has got him a she, with a minstrel standing by.
For WILLY has gotten his JILL, And JOHNNY has got his JONE, To jigg it, jigg it, jigg it, jigg it, Jigg it up and down.
"Strike up," says WATT; "Agreed," says KATE, "And I prithee, Fiddler, play;" "Content," says HODGE, and so says MADGE, For this is a Holiday! Then every man did put his hat off to his lass, And every girl did curchy, curchy, curchy on the grass.
"Begin," says HALL; "Ay, ay," says MALL, "We'll lead up Packington's pound:" "No, no," says NOLL, and so says DOLL, "We'll first have Sellenger's round."
Then every man began to foot it round about, And every girl did jet it, Jet it, jet it in and out.
"You're out," says DICK; "Not I," says NICK. "The Fiddler played it false;" "'Tis true," says HUGH, and so says SUE, And so says nimble ALICE.
The Fiddler then began to play the tune again, And every girl did trip it, Trip it, trip it to the men.
Then after an hour, they went to a bower, And played for ale and cakes, And kisses too—until they were due the lasses held the stakes.
The girls did then begin to quarrel with the men, And bid them take their kisses back, and give them their own again, And bid them take their kisses back and give them their own again.
Now there they did stay the whole of the day, And tired the Fiddler quite, With singing and playing, without any paying, From morning until night.
They told the Fiddler then, they'd pay him for his play, And each a 2-pence, 2-pence, 2-pence, gave him and went away
"Good-night," says HARRY; "Good-night," says MARY; "Good-night," says DOLLY to JOHN; "Good-night," says SUE, to her sweetheart HUGH, "Good night," says everyone.
Some walked and some did run, Some loitered on the way, And bound themselves, by kisses twelve, To meet the next Holiday, And bound themselves, by kisses twelve, To meet the next Holiday.
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"The humour of Randolph Caldecott's drawings is simply irresistible, no healthy-minded man, woman, or child could look at them without laughing."
In square crown 4to, picture covers, with numerous coloured plates.
1 John Gilpin
2 The House that Jack Built
3 The Babes in the Wood
4 The Mad Dog
5 Three Jovial Huntsmen
6 Sing a Song for Sixpence
7 The Queen of Hearts
8 The Farmer's Boy
9 The Milkmaid
10 Hey-Diddle-Diddle and Baby Bunting
11 A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go
12 The Fox Jumps over the Parson's Gate
13 Come Lasses and Lads
14 Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, &c.
15 Mrs. Mary Blaize
16 The Great Panjandrum Himself
The above selections are also issued in Four Volumes, square crown 4to, attractive binding. Each containing four different books, with their Coloured Pictures and innumerable Outline Sketches.
1 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 1
2 R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 2
3 Hey-Diddle-Diddle-Picture Book
4 The Panjandrum Picture Book
Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 1 containing the first 8 books listed above with their Colour Pictures and numerous Outline Sketches
Collection of Pictures and Songs No. 2 containing the second 8 books listed above with their Colour Pictures and numerous Outline Sketches
LONDON Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. & NEW YORK.
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