|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).
|Notes||Key later changed to G Mix|
|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
He came to her when she was going to bed
Desiring to have
But she denied his desire
Saying that she did fear
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 ...
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