Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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Ballads and Songs
7. Her gold and her silver, Her house and her land,
If I would consent to marry her, Would be at my command.
8. "Oh, no, my young mistress, I cannot wed you both.
I can wed none but pretty Polly, Your charming chamber-maid."
9.  She turned away in angry; She swore as she left me She'd prove my overthrow.
10.1 was out in my mistress' garden A-viewing her flowers fair.
11. A gold ring from my mistress' finger, As she passed me by,
She slipped it in my pocket And for that I must die.
12.  I was brought before some cruel judge And must answer for my fault.
Long time I pled "not guilty," But what did that prevail ?
13.  My mistress said I robbed her And they plunged me into jail.
14.  Come, all you young people That's standing round this place, Don't glory in my downfall; Nor laugh at my disgrace.
15. It's fare you well, young people, As I bid this world adieu;
It's fare you well, pretty Polly, I died for loving you.

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