LYRICS

Plain Common Bill

Iíll tell you of a fellow, fellow I have seen
Neither white nor yellow, altogether green

Well his name it isnít charming for itís only common Bill
But he wishes me to wed him but I hardly think I will

Well he was here the other night he made so long a stay
I begin to think the gumphead would never go away

He talked of devotion, devotion pure and bright
Donít you think that silly fool he nearly stayed all night

He told me of a cottage, cottage by the sea
Donít you think that silly fool fell right down on his knees

And the tears that preacher shed was enough to turn a mill
And he asked me for to wed him but I hardly think I will

Well he asked me for to wed him very deuce in it
He said if I refuse him, he cannot live a minute

Well you know the holy Bible teaches not to kill
Well I thought the matter over and I guess Iíll marry Bill

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Portland Town