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The Sheffield Apprentice
50 THE SHEFFIELD APPRENTICE
See Campbell and Sharp, No. 97; Journal, XXVIII, 164; Shearin, Sewanee Review, XIX, 320; Bradley Kincaid's Favorite Old-Time Songs and Mountain Ballads, Book 3, p. 18, Chicago, 1930; Cox, No. 83.
Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August 13, 1930, who learned it from John Goolder Harmon, father of Samuel Harmon.
. I was brought up in England, A note of high degree; My parents doted on me; They had no child but me.
. 1 rolled in so much pleasure
Till the age of twenty-three. 3.1 did not like my master; He did not treat me well; I formed a resolution With him I will not dwell.
4. As I went through Holland A lady I did spy;
She offered me great wages To come and live with her.
5. To come and live in Holland And serve her for one year.
, I had not been in Holland More than months two or three Till my young mistress Grew very fond of me.
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