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76 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
When she beheld his features she flew into his arms With kisses out of measure she did enjoy his charms Then so through Cupid's garden a road to church they
found And there in virtuous pleasure in hymen's band was
bound.
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THE CONSTANT FARMER'S SON
There was a farmer's daughter near Dublin town did
dwell, So modest, fair and handsome, her parents loved her
well; She was admired by lord and dukes, but all their hopes
were vain. There was but one, a farmer's son, young Mary's heart
could gain.
Long time young Willie courted her and fixed their
wedding day; Her parents both they gave consent, but her brothers
they did say: "There lives a lord that pledged his word, and if you
do him shun, We will betray and then will slay your constant farmer's
son."
There was a fair not far from home, her brothers went straightway






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