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Foreman Monroe
And the wages of her own true love the boss to her
did pay, But the shanty boys for her made up a generous sum
next day.
They buried him quite decently; 'twas on the first
of May; Come all you brave young shanty boys and for your
comrade pray. Engraved upon the hemlock tree that by the grave
does grow Is the aged date and the sad fate of the foreman,
young Monroe.
Fair Clara did not long survive, her heart broke
with her grief; And less than three months afterwards Death came
to her relief; And when the time had come and she was called
to go, Her last request was granted, to be laid by young
Monroe.
Come all you brave young shanty boys, I'd have you
call and see Two green graves by the river side where grows a
hemlock tree; The shanty boys cut off the wood where lay those
lovers low, 'Tis the handsome Clara Vernon and her true love,
Jack Monroe.
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