English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 23
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2   But bold Dunkins crept in By the way of the back door, And persuaded the nurse To help him get her down.
3   We'll pick her baby Johnny With the silver spade.
And the blood from the head To the foot-board did run.
4   Bewore, ye fair lady,
You must come to your dearest one.
How can I get to him
At this time of night
When there's no fire burning,
Nor no candle alight ?
5   You've got five golden mantles As bright as the sun. Bewore, ye fair lady,
You must come by the light of one.
6   She was a-coming downstairs A-thinking no harm,
When bold Dunkins was ready To take her in his arms.
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