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Ian HP Origins: Sweep Chimney Sweep (15) SWEEP CHIMNEY SWEEP 09 Jul 99

In the words of SWEEP CHIMNEY SWEEP, as sung by the Copper family, what do the lines "I can give as good a smack / And there's no one . . . shall call me on hire" signify? What is a smack in this context? And why would a chimney sweep not want to be hired?

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