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No. 38
In Seaport Town
A
Sung by Miss Stella Shelton Mode 3, b (no 6th).                                 at Alleghany, N. C, July 29, 1916
2   One evening late they were in the room courting. Her oldest brother perchance did hear;
He went and told his other brothers: Let's deprive her of her dearest dear.
3   They rose up early the next morning, A game of hunting for to go ;
And upon this young man they both insisted For him to go along with them.
4   They wandered over the hills and mountains And through a many of a place unknown, Till at last they came to a lonesome valley And there they killed him dead alone.
5   When they return back the next evening, Their sister ask for the servant man. Saying : We lost him on a game of hunting ; No more of him it's could we find.
6  While she lie on her bedside slumbering, The servant man did appear to her,
Saying: Your brother killed me rough and cruel All wallowed in a score of blood.
7   She rose up early the next morning; She dressed herself in a rich array, Saying : I'll go and find my best beloved All wallowed in a score of blood.
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