Joseph Skipsey

(March 17, 1832 - September 3,1903 / Percy, Northumberland)

Tit-For-Tat - Poem by Joseph Skipsey

'SAY, whither goes my buxom maid
All with the coal-black e'e?'
'Before I answer that,' she said,
'Give ear, and answer me.

'Pray, hast thou e'er thy counsel kept?'
'Ay, and still can,' said he:
'And so can I,' said she, and swept
A-lilting o'er the lea.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 4, 2014


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