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American Ballads and Folk Songs
As I went a-walking all by the seashore, The wind it did whistle, the water did roar.
As I sat amusing myself on the grass,
Oh, who did I spy but a young Indian lass!
She came and sat by me, took hold of my hand And said, "You're a stranger and in a strange land.
"But if you will follow you're welcome to come And dwell in the cottage where I call it my home."
The sun was fast sinking far over the sea, As I wandered along with my little Mohee.
Together we wandered, together we roam,
Till I came to the little cottage where she called it her home.
She asked me to marry and offered her hand, Saying, "My father's the chieftain all over this land.
"My father's a chieftain and ruler can bej I'm his only daughter, my name is Mohee."
"Oh, no, my dear maiden, that never can be! I have a dear sweetheart in my own countree.
"I will not forsake her, I know she loves me, Her heart is as true as any Mohee."
It was early one morning, Monday morning in May, I broke her poor heart by the words I did say.
"I'm going to leave you, so fare you well, my dear,
My ship's spreads are now spreading, over home I must steer."