Fair Young Maiden

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Barnacle Bill (song) - Example of Lyrics
... of "Barnacle Bill" refers to an exchange between Bill and a "fair young maiden." Each verse opens with inquiries by the maiden, sung by women, or by men in falsetto, and continues with Bill's profane responses ... Who's that knocking at my door? Who's that knocking at my door?" said the fair Young Maiden ... should lock the door? What if I should lock the door? What if I should lock the door?" said the fair Young Maiden ...

Famous quotes containing the words maiden, fair and/or young:

    Then louder cry’d the Clerk Colvill,
    O sairer, sairer akes my head;
    And sairer, sairer ever will,
    The maiden crys, ‘till you be dead.
    Unknown. Clerk Colvill (l. 33–36)

    If there be any man who thinks the ruin of a race of men a small matter, compared with the last decoration and completions of his own comfort,—who would not so much as part with his ice- cream, to save them from rapine and manacles, I think I must not hesitate to satisfy that man that also his cream and vanilla are safer and cheaper by placing the negro nation on a fair footing than by robbing them.
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    “You are old, father William,” the young man said,
    “And your hair has become very white;
    And yet you incessantly stand on your head
    Do you think, at your age, it is right?”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)