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First Line: I asked a thief to steal me a peach
Last Line: Enjoyed the lady.
Variant Title(s): "i Asked A Thief To Steal Me A Peach"";i Asked A Thief;
Subject(s): Angels; Bible; Crime & Criminals; Mythology

I asked a thief to steal me a peach,
He turned up his eyes;
I asked a lithe lady to lie her down,
Holy and meek she cries.

As soon as I went
An angel came.
He winked at the thief
And smiled at the dame --

And without one word said
Had a peach from the tree
And still as a maid
Enjoyed the lady.

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