The Spider and the Fly
"My fine house is always open." said the Spider to the Fly,
"I'm glad to have the company of all I see go by."
"They go in but don't come down again, I've heard of you before."
"Oh, yes they do, I always let them out at my back door,
Will you, will you, will you walk in, pretty Fly? "
"Will you grant me one sweet kiss, dear," says the Spider to the Fly,
"To taste your charming lips I've a curiosity." Says the Fly,
"If once our lips did meet, a wager I would lay,
of ten to one you would not after let them come away."
"Will you, will you, will you walk in, pretty Fly?..."
"For the last time now I ask you, will you walk in, Mister Fly?"
"No! If I do, may I be shot, I'm off now, so good-bye, good-bye, good-bye.
"Then up he springs, but both his wings were in the web caught fast;
The Spider laugh'd, "Ah, ah, my boy, I have you safe at last. Will you, will you, will you walk OUT, pretty Fly? " "Tell me, pray, how are you now?" says the Spider to the Fly,
"You fools will never wisdom get unless you dearly buy;'
Tis vanity that ever makes repentance come too late,
And you who into cobwebs run, right well deserve your fate,
Listen, listen, listen, foolish little Fly, Listen, listen to me, foolish little Fly?"
So now, all young folks, take warning, by this foolish little fly,
The Spider's name is "Pleasure," to catch you he will try;
For although you may think my advice is quite a bore,
You're lost if you stand parleying outside of "Pleasure's" door,
Remember, remember the foolish little fly; Remember, Oh! remember, The foolish little fly
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