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sionnach commented on the word a leary mot
A Leary Mot
(A broadside ballad.)
Rum old Mog was a leary flash mot,
and she was round and fat,
With twangs in her shoes, a wheelbarrow too,
and an oilskin round her hat;
A blue bird’s-eye o’er dairies fine—
as she mizzled through Temple Bar,
Of vich side of the way, I cannot say,
but she boned it from a Tar—
Now Moll’s flash com-pan-ion was a Chick-lane gill,
and he garter’d below his knee,
He had twice been pull’d, and nearly lagg’d,
but got off by going to sea;
With his pipe and quid, and chaunting voice,
“Potatoes!�? he would cry;
For he valued neither cove nor swell,
for he had wedge snug in his cly
One night they went to a Cock-and-Hen Club,
at the sign of the Mare and Stallion,
But such a sight was never seen as Mog
and her flash com-pan-ion;
Her covey was an am’rous blade,
and he buss’d young Bet on the sly,
When Mog up with her daddle, bang-up to the mark,
and she black’d the Bunter’s eye.
Now this brought on a general fight,
Lord, what a gallows row—
With whacks and thumps throughout the night,
till “drunk as David’s sow�?—
Milling up and down—with cut heads,
and lots of broken ribs,
But the lark being over—they ginned themselves
at jolly Tom Cribb’s.
July 14, 2009
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