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34 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
The Turks they had one only daughter,
She was as fair as fair could be; She stole the keys of her father's prison,
And vowed Lord Bayham she would set free.
"0 have you land, or have you living,
Or have you houses, many, free, That you could give to a Turkish lady
If out of prison she'd set you free?"
"Yes, I have land and I have living,
And I have houses, many free, I'll give them all to you, pretty creature,
If out of prison you'll set me free."
She led him down to her father's cellar, And drawed to him the best port wine,
And drank a health; those words did follow, "Lord Bayham, if you were but mine!"
0 now the notes of love were drawn, And seven years they were to stand;
He was to marry no other woman, Unless she married some other man.
She led him down to the sea shore,
And sat him sailing on the main. "Farewell, farewell, my own dear jewel,
When shall I see your fair face again!"