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When Isicles hang by the wall,When icicles hang by the wall,LLL V.ii.901
And Dicke the Sphepheard blowes his naile;And Dick the shepherd blows his nail,LLL V.ii.902
And Tom beares Logges into the hall,And Tom bears logs into the hall,LLL V.ii.903
And Milke comes frozen home in paile:And milk comes frozen home in pail,LLL V.ii.904
When blood is nipt, and waies be fowle,When blood is nipped, and ways be foul,LLL V.ii.905
Then nightly sings the staring OwleThen nightly sings the staring owl:LLL V.ii.906
Tu-whit‘ Tu-whitLLL V.ii.907
to-who. / A merrie note,Tu-who!’ – a merry note,LLL V.ii.908
While greasie Ione doth keele the pot.While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.LLL V.ii.909
When all aloud the winde doth blow,When all aloud the wind doth blow,LLL V.ii.910
And coffing drownes the Parsons saw:And coughing drowns the parson's saw,LLL V.ii.911
And birds sit brooding in the snow,And birds sit brooding in the snow,LLL V.ii.912
And Marrians nose lookes red and raw:And Marian's nose looks red and raw,LLL V.ii.913
When roasted Crabs hisse in the bowle,When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,LLL V.ii.914
Then nightly sings the staring Owle,Then nightly sings the staring owl:LLL V.ii.915
Tu-whit‘Tu-whitLLL V.ii.916
to who: / A merrie note,Tu-who!' – a merry note,LLL V.ii.917
While greasie Ione doth keele the pot.While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.LLL V.ii.918
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