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I looked over yonder and I see my sweetheart coming, She's walked for many a long mile."
"Sweetheart, sweetheart, have you brought me any gold,
Any gold for to pay my fine?" " Yes sir, yes sir, I've brought you some gold,
Some gold for to pay your fine, For I'm just come for to take you home,
From on the gallows line."
Lord Bayham was a brave young man,
He was as brave as brave could be; He grew oneasy and discontented
Till he had taken a voyage to sea.
He was blown east, he was blown west, He was blown to some Turkish shore,
Where the Turks they got him and sorely used him; He vowed for freedom any more.
They bored a hole through his left shoulder,
And bound him fast unto a tree, And gave him nothing but bread and water,
Bread and water once a day.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III