Wooley Foster's gone to sea

Melody -

Wooley Foster's gone to sea,
Silver buckles at his knee;
When he comes back, he'll marry me,
Bonny Wooley Foster!
  Wooley Foster has a cow,
Black and white about the mow;
Open the gates and let her through,
Wooly Foster's ain cow!

Wooley Foster has a hen,
Cockle button, cockle ben,
She lays eggs for gentlemen,
But none for Wooley Foster.

The first verse is a copy of "Bobby Shaftoe", and the last has similarities with "Hickety-pickety, my black hen."

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