As I was out walking one midsummer's morning
To hear the birds whistle and the nightengales play
It's there that I met a beautiful maiden
As I was a-walking along the highway

"Where are you going my fair pretty lady?
Where are you going so early this morn?"
She answered "Kind sir, to visit me neighbors
I'm going down to Lincoln, the place I was born."

"May I go with you my fair pretty lady?
May I go along in your sweet company?"
She turned her head round and smiling all at me
Said "You may come with me kind sir if you please."

We hadn't been walking a few miles together
Before this young damsel began to show free
She sat herself down, saying "Sit down beside me
The game we shall play will be one two and three."

I said "Me dear lady, if you're fond of the gaming
There's one game I know we would like you to learn
The game it is called The Game of All Fours"
So I took out me pack and began the first turn

She cut the cards and I fell to dealing
I dealt her a trump and meself the poor jack
She led off her ace and stole the jack from me
Saying"Jack is the card I like best in your pack"

"I dealt the last time, it's your turn to shuffle
My turn to show the best card in the pack
Once more she'd the ace, and juice for to beat me
Once more I lost when I laid down poor jack

So I took up me hat, and I bid her good morning
I said "You're the best that I know at this game"
She answered "Young man, come back tomorrow
We'll play the game over and over and over
and over and over and over again.

Lyrics submitted by malcolmpdx

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