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AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 117
This young couple they agreed to be married in speed;
This they vowed by the powers above.
But this fickle minded maid did again agree to wed
With young Warren, a liver in that place.
When Fuller came to know he was deprived of his love,
With a heart full of woe, unto Warren he did go,
Saying, "Warren, you have injured me to gratify your
cause By reporting that I left a prudent wife, Now acknowledge that you've wronged me, or I will
break the law, Warren, I will rob you of your life."
Then Warren said to Fuller, " Sir, your question I deny,
And my heart to your true love it is bound;
And unto you I say, this is my wedding day,
In spite of all the heroes in the town."
Then Fuller in a passion of love and anger bound
Which at length caused many for to sigh,
For with one fatal shot he killed Warren on the spot,
And smiled as he said, "I am ready now to die."
Then Fuller was condemned by the honorable court,
And in Warrensburg was sentenced for to die
The ignominious death to hang above the earth
Like Haman on the gallows so high.
The day did arrive, young Fuller was to die,
Like an angel he did stand for he was a handsome man,
On his breast he wore the red, white and blue.