Ye Beaux in the city both humourous and witty An ear to my ditty I hope you will lend. Down in yon garden I met with a bargain Which made me pay dear for the humours of glen. Being a Beaux in the fashion I went for diversion One summer's evening to Moll berry green To humour my fancy I picked up young Nancy Who made me pay dear for the humours of glen. This amorous creature, her delicate nature Appeared like Diana, or some royal queen; As I was a stranger I thought it no danger If I could dance over the humours of glen. With amorous kisses, and sweet melting blisses, I soon brought this maiden into my own strain. I took her by the middle and tuned up [my] fiddle In order to play her the humours of glen. Away with your speeches and down with your stitches I always did love a young man to be plain; Come lay me down easy I'll strive for to please thee, And gently play me the humours of glen. I then laid her down she never gave me a frown, We rested when weary and to it again. She then said my deary o this makes me cheary, For nothing I love as the humours of glen. It was in yon arbour I enjoyed my sweet charmer, I tun'd up [my] instrument to a loud strain. With amorous desire I thought she'd expire When I play'd her over the humours of glen. But a few days thereafter I found her a traitor For I was so disordered without and within: [She had proved a foul liar] this maid for my hire. Which made me quite sick of the humours of glen. But early one morning I met this fair maiden She looked at me as she'd been a friend. Says she pray don't tease me, but lay me down easy And gently play me the humours of glen. But I said fair maiden, [I am a betray'd man] I hope you'll excuse me, [my instrument's bent.] My bags are all split, and they'll not play one bit, So devil take yon and the humours of glen. For in flannel it's swelling, in unction I'm bathing, My tongue is so big, It hings over my chin; My teeth are all shaking, I'm roaring and quaking, Bad luck to pox'd whores and the humours of glen.
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