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118 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
Ten thousand spectators were smote upon that spot Whilst the guards dropped a tear from their eyes, Saying, " Cursed is the she that caused this misery, She herself instead of him had ought to die." Now here's to all those who have been kind to loving
wives, You should crown them with honors and with light, For marriage is a lottery and 'tis few that win the prize, So, gentlemen, excuse me, goodnight!
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POOR GOINS
Come all of you young people who lives far and near, I'll tell you of a murder done on the Black Spur.
They surrounded poor Goins, but Goins got away; He went to Eh Boggs' and there he did stay.
Old Eli's son Hughie his life did betray
By telling him he'd go with him to show him the way.
They took up the nine miles spar boys, they made no
delay, Afraid they would miss him and Goins get away.
When they saw him coming, they lay very still, Saying, "It's money we're after, and Goins we'll kill."






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