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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Farewell, the raging main, to Turkey, France, and Spain, I ne'er shall see you again, I must die.
To Newgate now I'm cast, and must die, and must die, To Newgate now I'm cast, and must die, To Newgate now I'm cast, with a sad and heavy heart, To receive my just desert, I must die.
To Execution Dock I must go, must go, To Execution Dock I must go, To Execution Dock will many thousands flock, But I must bear the shock, I must die.
Come all you young and* old, see me die, see me die, Come all you young and old, see me die, Come all you young and old, you're welcome to my gold, For by it I've lost my soul, and must die.
Take warning now by me, for I must die, for I must die,
Take warning now by me, for I must die,
Take warning now by me, and shun bad company,
Lest you come to hell with me, for I must die,
Lest you come to hell with me, for I must die.
THE FLYING CLOUD*
*The correspondent in Missouri who sends this, wishing his name not to be published, writes: "My father, from whom I learned the ballad, had forgotten the last verse." The air is from Shay's More Drunken Friends and Pious Companions (New York: Macaulay Company).
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