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The Maid peept out at the window -- The Frier in the Well

Title     The Maid peept out at the window
  The Frier in the Well
History     "The Friar in the Well": The story is an old one, and one of the many
  popular songs against monks and friars. D'Urfey included the song in
  "Pills to Purge Melancholy" (1719).
Time_Signature     6/8
Notes     Key later changed to G Mix
Rhythm     Jig
Words     As I lay musing all alone, a merry tale I thought upon
  Now listen a
  while and I will you tell
  Of a fryar that lov'd a bonny lass
  well
  He came to her when she was going to bed
  Desiring to have
  her maidenhead
  But she denied his desire
  Saying that she did fear
  hellfire
  Tush tush, quoth the fryer, thou need's not
  If thou wert
  in hell I could sing thee out
  Why then, quoth the maid, thou shalt
  have thy request
  The fryer was as glad as a fox in his nest ...
Key_Signature     GDor

This tune occurs in 1 document :- Playford

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Contributed by Paul Sherwood Sun Mar 2 21:22:15 2008
Last edited Sun May 20 13:39:06 2012

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