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No. 26 - Additional Number - Sally

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Sally: English girls when they make love
Simple language are above.
Metaphors and phrases use,
Most peculiar subjects choose.
I'm a simple-spoken maid,
Of the truth I'm not afraid.
And my custom's always been
to say just what I mean.
I don't want to be your "Little Gondolier,"
I don't want to be your "Moon,"
I don't want to be your "Little Bamboo Tree,"
Or your "Crazy Octoroon."
You can have all the "Hyacinths and Violets,"
and things to last you all your life,
I don't want to be your "Honey-suckle," not me,
No! I want to be your wife!
   
  If I e'er should be your bride,
I would bear that name with pride.
Call me not your "Priceless Pearl,"
Nor your "Cosy Corner Girl,"
When we're on our honeymoon,
Call me not your "Rose of June,"
Anywhere I'd journey, but
Don't build a "Wooden Hut!"
I don't want to be your "Little Gondolier,"
I don't want to be your "Moon,"
I don't want to be your "Little Bamboo Tree,"
Or your "Crazy Octoroon."
You can have all the "Hyacinths and Violets,"
and things to last you all your life,
I don't want to be your "Tiger-Lily," not me,
No! I want to be your wife!
   
  I will honour and obey,
If you promise all I say;
Call me not your "Scotch Bluebell,"
Or your "Lily of the Well;"
Please do not refer to me
As your "Little Zuyder Zee;"
Call me not with heart a-whirl
Your "stately Gibson Girl."
I don't want to be your "Little Gondolier,"
I don't want to be your "Moon,"
I don't want to be your "Little Bamboo Tree,"
Or your "Crazy Octoroon."
You can have all the "Hyacinths and Violets,"
and things to last you all your life,
I don't want to be your "Hiawatha," not me,
I just want to be your wife!

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