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JANE WAS A NEIGHBOUR

I O Jane was a neighbour for six months or more,
Till the neighbours grew weary and left her alone.

2 O neighbour, O neighbour, O neighbour, said she,
Won't you send for my father to come and see me?

3 Her father was sent for and immejitly came;
Setting down by the bedside - 'What's the matter of Jane?

4 Then she cried and she murmered till she wept her heart sore,
Saying: 'The red rose of England shall flourish no more!'

5 O father, O father, O father, said she,
Won't you send for my mother to come and see me?

6 Her mother was sent for and immejitly came;
Settin' down by the bedside -- 'What's the matter of Jane?

7 Then she cried and she murmered till she wept her heart sore,
Saying: 'The red rose of England shall flourish no more!'

8 O mother, O mother, O mother, said she,
Won't you send for King Henry to come and see me?

9 King Henry was sent for and immejitly came,
Settin' down by the bedside - 'What's the matter of Jane?

I0 Then she cried and she murmured till she wept her heart sore,
Saying: The red rose of England shall flourish no more''

- learned from an Irish servant girl
in I880 by Miss Nellie Gait Louisville, Kentucky
Child #170

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