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The Maid Freed from The Gallows
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Obtained from Miss Julia Stokes, Crossnore, North Carolina, July, 1931, who recorded it from the singing of Hettie Twiggs, a mountaineer's child in the Crossnore School.
1. As I went down to the old depot For to see the train pass by,
I thought I saw my dear old girl Hang down her head and cried.
2.  The clouds were dark and dreary; They surely looks like rain;
The poor boy standing by the track And no one knows his name.
3. "Oh, wait little while, Mr. Judge; Oh, wait little while on me.
1 thought I saw my dear old girl Hang down her head and cried."
4.  She climbed up on the scaffold And untied his hands;
The tears poured down the poor girl's cheeks: "I love that highway man.
5. "1 love that highway man, dear boy; 1 love that highway man".
The tears poured down the poor girl's cheeks : "I love that highway man."
6. "Dear girl, have you brought me silver? Dear girl, have you brought me gold ?
Or have you walked these long, long miles, To see me hang once more?"
7. "Dear boy, I brought you silver; Dear boy, I brought you gold;
I have not walked these long, long miles, To see you on the hang once more."
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