A Carefree Life

In all this world's not a merrier life
Than is a young man without a wife,
For he may live without strife
    In every place he goes.

In every place he is loved over all
Among maidens great and small--
In dancing, in piping, in playing ball,
    In every place he goes.

Then say maids, "Farewell, Jack,
Your love is pressed in your pack;
You bear your love behind your back
    In every place you go."

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