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6. They had been to church And just returning;
Then she said, "I see my father, With twenty well armed men."
7. He drew his swords and pistols And caused them to rattle; The lady helt the horse,
While the soldier fought the battle.
8.  The first one that tackled him He soon had him slain;
And the next one that tackled him He served him the same.
9. "Let's run," said the balance, "For fear we will be slain, To fight a gallan soldier, For it is all in vain."
10. "Hold your arm," said the old man, "And pray spare my life;
You can have my daughter To be your loving wife.
11. "Hold your arm," said the old man, "And don't you strike so bold; You can have my daughter,
And a thousand pounds of gold."
12. "Fight on," said the lady, "The portion is too small;" "Hold your arm," said the old man, "And you can have it all."
13. He took them home with him And pronounced them his heirs.
It was not the good will of the old man, But it was all through dread and fears.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III