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Robin Redbreast lost his heart :
He was a gallant bird ; He doff'd his hat to Jenny,
And thus to her he said :
My dearest Jenny Wren,
If you will but be mine, You shall dine on cherry-pie,
And drink nice currant-wine.
like a Goldfinch, Or like a Peacock gay; So if you'll have me, Jenny,
Let us appoint the day.”
Jenny blush'd behind her fan,
And thus declared her mind : " Then let it be to-morrow, Bob,
I take your offer kind ;
Cherry-pie is very good!
So is currant-wine; But I will wear my brown gown,
And never dress too fine."
Robin rose up early,
At the break of day; He flew to Jenny Wren's house,
To sing a roundelay.
He met the Cock and Hen,
And bade the Cock declare, This was his wedding-day
With Jenny Wren the fair.
The Cock then blew his horn
To let the neighbours know This was Robin's wedding-day,
And they might see the show.