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As I roved out one morning down by a river side,
To catch some trout and salmon where the stream did gently glide;
Down by the brook my way I took and there by chance did spy
A lovely maid all in the shade, who smiled and passed me by.
With hand in hand we walked along down by her father's place;
Her parents they were satisfied when first they saw my face.
The banns were quickly published and joined we were for life:
So instead of trout or salmon--O, I caught a virtuous wife.
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