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Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as ...
During the cattle drives, Texas cowboy music came into national significance. Its practical purpose is well known--it was used pri ...
The farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair;
(Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese)
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Well! If the Bard was weather-wise, who made
The grand old ballad of Sir Patrick Spence,
I'll sing you a new ballad, and I'll warrant it first-rate,
Of the days of that old gentleman who had that old estate;
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Prove that ever I lose more blood with love than I will get again with drinking, pick out mine eyes with a ballad-maker's pen and ...
I love a ballad but even too well, if it be doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed, and sung lamentably.
I had rather be a kitten and cry mew
Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers.
Then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
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