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I HAD A GUINEA GOLDEN.
T HAD a guinea golden ;
- I lost it in the sand,
And though the sum was simple, And pounds were in the land, Still had it such a value
Unto my frugal eye, That when I could not find it I sat me down to sigh.
I had a crimson robin
Who sang full many a day, But when the woods were painted
He, too, did fly away. Time brought me other robins,
Their ballads were the same, Still for my missing troubadour
I kept the ' house at hame.'