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First Line: Come with us and play
Last Line: It is forbidden!
Subject(s): Sin; Lust


Come with us and play!
See, we have breasts as women!
''a''aFrom your tents by the sea
Come play with us: it is forbidden!
''a''aCome with us and play!
Lo, bare, straight legs in the water!
''a''aBy our boats we stay,
''a''aThen swimming away
Come to us: it is forbidden!
''a''aCome with us and play!
See, we are tall as women!
''a''aOur eyes are keen:
''a''aOur hair is bright:
Our voices speak outright:
We revel in the sea's green!
''a''aCome play:
''a''aIt is forbidden!





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