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[Note 326.10] The flirtatious barmaid takes a leading role in several songs. In this song she meets with another frequent user of the Victorian railway, the Commercial Traveller. The possibility of being conned by a pretty girl is a recurring theme in songs from this period. Harry Clifton wrote several such songs. The price of 3 shillings suggests that the sheet was aimed at a middle-class customers. The words of the song were printed as a broadside and thus available to poorer singers. It was also included in an anthology The Gypsy's Warning Songster  published in 1867.


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