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The Maid Freed Jrom the Gallows
i. "Hangman, hangman, slack up your rope; Oh, slack it for a while; I looked over yonder and I see paw coming; He's walked for many a long mile.
2. "Say, paw, say, paw, have you brung me any gold, Any gold for to pay my fine ?"
3.  "No, sir, no, sir, I brung you no gold, No gold for to pay your fine,
But I've just come for to see you hanged, Hanged on the gallows line."
4. Oh, you won't love and it's hard to be beloved And it's hard to make up your time;
You have broke the heart of many a true love; True love, but you won't break mine.
5. "Hangman, hangman, slack up your rope; Oh, slack it for a while;
I looked over yonder and I see maw coming; She's walked for many a long mile.
6. "Say, maw, say, maw, have you brung me any gold, Any gold for to pay my fine ?"
7. "No, sir, no, sir, I've brung you no gold, No gold for to pay your fine,
But I've just come for to see you hanged, Hanged on the gallows line."
8. Oh, you won't love and it's hard to be beloved And it's hard to make up your time;
You have broke the heart of many a true love; True love, but you won't break mine.
9.  "Hangman, hangman, slack up your rope; Oh, slack it for a while;
I looked over yonder and I see my sweetheart coming; She's walked for many a long mile.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III