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200 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
He whispered, " Come out in the moonlight, I've something to say to you, Kate."
We wandered way down in the bushes, 'Neath the tall old hawthorne tree,
O, mother, I wonder if any were Ever so happy as we!
And, mother, to him I am dearer Than all in this wide world beside.
He told me so, out in the moonlight, He called me his darling, his bride.
And soon they will gather wild flowers,
To twine in my long braided hair; Then Willie will come in the evening
And smile when he sees me so fair.
93 MARY AND WILLIE
As Mary and Willie sat by the sea shore,
Their last farewell to take, Said Mary to Willie, "You're now going to sea,
I fear that my fond heart will break." "0 don't be despairing," young Willie then said,
And pressed his fair maid to his side; "My absence don't mourn, for when I return,
I'll make little Mary my bride."