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Ballads and Songs
YOUNG EDMUND IN THE LOWLANDS LOW
See Campbell and Sharp, No. 46; Mackenzie, Ballads and Sea Songs from Nov a Scotia, p. 92; Wyman and Brook way, Twenty Kentucky Mountain Songs, p. 42; Cox, No. 106; Journal, XX, 274; XXXV, 421423; Flanders and Brown, p. 106.
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Obtained from Mrs. William Franklin, Grossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July, 1930.
1.  "My father keeps a public house On yonders river side.
Go, ye, go there and enter in And there this night abide.
2.  "Beware you tell them not your name; Nor neither let them know
Your name it is young Edmund Who drove in the Lowlands low."
3. Young Edmund fell to drinking About time to go to bed;
And little did he think that a sword that night Would part his neck and head.
4. Her name, it was young Emma, Who dreamed a frightful dream. She dreamed that her old true-love Was gone never to return again.
5. "Oh, mother, oh, dear mother, You may think it wrong or right. I'm going to find my driver boy, Who came here to stay last night."
6. "Oh, daughter, oh, dear daughter, His gold will make a show;
We sent his body a-drinking away Down in the Lowlands low."
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