A Man who would woo a fair Maid (Peter C. Lutkin)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-10). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 188 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1915 Silver, Burdett and Company
Original text and translations
A man who would woo a fair maid,
Should ’prentice himself to the trade;
And study all day,
In methodical way,
How to flatter, cajole and persuade.
He should ’prentice himself at fourteen,
And practise from morning to e’en;
And when he’s of age,
If he will, I’ll engage,
He may capture the heart of a queen!
It is purely a matter of skill,
Which all may attain if they will:
But every Jack
He must study the knack
If he wants to make sure of his Jill!
From The Yeomen of the Guard