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The Brisk Young Farmer
3. "Good morning, good morning, my pretty fair lady, Do you think that you love me ?"
"Oh, no, I fancy a brisk young farmer Who has lately gone to sea."
4. "Oh, do describe your true-love to me, For, perhaps, I saw just such of a fellow As 1 lately crossed the sea."
5. "He is tall; he is handsome; He, the prettiest one of all;
He has black hair and wears it curly And prettiest blue eyes of all."
6. "I have saw him I do know him And his name is William Hall
And I saw a cannon ball shot through him; He is dead; 1 saw him fall."
7.  The screams from this young lady
Was enough to make any man prove true, Saying: "Since we parted broken hearted, Oh, my love, what can I do ?"
8. "Cheer up, cheer up, my pretty fair lady, For surely this is he
And to show you and convince you Here is the ring that you gave to me."
9.  They joined their lily white hands; Together oft' to the white church they did go, Saying: "Here is a young couple going to get married W'hether their parents willing or no."

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III