"To couple is a custom"
di anonimo

To couple is a custom:
All things thereto agree.
Why should not I then love,
Since love to all is free?
But I'll have one that's pretty,
Her cheeks of scarlet dye,
For to breed my delight
When that I lig her by.
Tho' virtue be a dowry,
Yet I'll chuse money store:
If my love prove untrue,
With that I can get more.
The fair is oft unconstant,
The black is often proud,
I'll chuse a lovely brown:
Come fiddler scrape thy crowd.
Come fiddler scrape thy crowd,
For Peggy the brown is she;
She must be my bride;
God guide that Peggy and I agree.