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6.  "Daughter, O daughter, I have brought you no gold; Nor have I bought you free;
But I have come to see you hang On yonder lonesome tree."
7.  "Hangman, O hangman, hold your hand; Wait just a litde while;
I think I see my brother dear, Who's come for many a long mile.
8. "Brother, O brother, have you brought me gold? Or have you bought me free ?
Or have you come to see me hang On yonder lonesome tree ?"
9. "Sister, O sister, I have brought you no gold; Nor have I bought you free;
But 1 have come to see you hang On yonder lonesome tree."
10. "Hangman, O hangman, hold your hand; Wait just a little while;
I think I see my sweetheart dear, Who's come for many a long mile.
11. "Sweetheart, O sweetheart, have you brought me gold? Or have you bought me free ?
Or have you come to see me hang, On yonder lonesome tree ?"
12. "Darling, O darling, I have brought you gold; And I've also bought you free;
And I have come to marry you; And take you home with me."
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"The Hangman's Song." The song was recorded by D. G. Tiller, a student in Lincoln Memorial University, from the singing of Mr. James Taylor Adams, Big Laurel, Virginia.







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