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Johnny Doyle
6. And when the minister he entered the door, My ear jewels burst-ed
And fell unto the floor;
In sixty-five pieces my stay laces flew.
7. And when 1 ought to of1 spoken 1 scarcely could resign
The thought of young Johnny Run so in my mind.
8. Behind my oldest brother, They carried me safe home And into my mother's chamber And into my own room.
9. And by my bed side I threw myself down
So sad, sick and wounded, My body 1 found.
10.  I called unto my mama: "Come, please shut the door, And this time to-morrow You can let in Ganual More.
11.  "He never shall enjoy me, Or call me his bride,
For this time tomorrow Death will end all strife.
12.  "Farewell, cruel mother, Likewise, father too." The last words she spoken Was dire farewell.
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