Collected poems, 1901-1918 (Vol. 2)/The Quartette

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THE QUARTETTE

TOM sang for joy and Ned sang for joy and old Sam sang for joy;
All we four boys piped up loud, just like one boy;
And the ladies that sate with the Squire — their cheeks were all wet,
For the noise of the voice of us boys, when we sang our Quartette.
 
Tom he piped low and Ned he piped low and Sam he piped low;
Into a sorrowful fall did our music flow;
And the ladies that sate with the Squire vowed they'd never forget
How the eyes of them cried for delight, when we sang our Quartette.


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