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Reuben and Rachel
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Lyricist: Emma Hart Willard
Composer: Joseph Philip Knight
(published by C. E. Horn, N. Y., 1840)
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3.
(Rachel):
Reuben, I have long been thinking,
What a good world this might be,
If the men were all transported
Far beyond the Northern Sea.
(Reuben):
Rachel, I have been long been thinking,
What a fine world this might be,
If we had some more young ladies
On this side the Northern Sea.
Refrain:
(Re.): Too ral loo ral loo, (Ra.): Too ral loo rall,
(Re.): Too ral loo ral loo, (Ra.): Too ral lee,
(Both simultaneous!):
(Ra.): If the men were all transported
Far beyond the Northern Sea.
(Re.): If we had some more young ladies
On this Side the Northern Sea.
(Rachel):
Reuben, what’s the use of fooling,
Why not come up like a man?
If you’d like to have a “lovyer”
I´m for life your “Sally Ann.”
(Reuben):
Oh my goodness! oh my gracious!
What a queer world this would be,
If the men were all transported
Far beyond the Northern Sea!
Refrain:
2.
4.
(Rachel):
Reuben, I’m a poor lone woman,
No one seems to care for me,
I wish the men were all transported
Far beyond the Northern Sea.
(Reuben):
I’m a man without a victim,
Soon I think there’s one will be,
If the men are not transported
Far beyond the Northern Sea.
Refrain:
(Rachel):
Reuben, now do stop your teazing,
If you’ve any love for me;
I was only just a fooling,
As I thought of course you’d see.
(Reuben):
Rachel, I will not transport you,
But will take you for a wife,
We will live on “milk and honey,”
Better or worse, we’re in for life.
Refrain:
   
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