Husband, HusbandTune—"Jo Janet."Husband, husband, cease your strife, Nor longer idly rave, sir;Tho’ I am your wedded wife, Yet I am not your slave, sir."One of two must still obey, Nancy, Nancy;Is it man or woman, say, My spouse, Nancy?"If ’tis still the lordly word, Service and obedience;I’ll desert my sov’reign lord, And so, good bye, allegiance!"Sad will I be, so bereft, Nancy, Nancy;Yet I’ll try to make a shift, My spouse, Nancy."My poor heart then break it must, My last hour I’m near it:When you lay me in the dust, Think, think, how you will bear it."I will hope and trust in heaven, Nancy, Nancy;Strength to bear it will be given, My spouse, Nancy."Well, sir, from the silent dead, Still I’ll try to daunt you;Ever round your midnight bed Horrid sprites shall haunt you."I’ll wed another, like my dear Nancy, Nancy;Then all hell will fly for fear, My spouse, Nancy."