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Pearl Bryan
12. Jackson was so stubborn; This is what he said:
"When you meet your sister in heaven, There will be no missing head."
13. In come Walter's mother, Pleading for her son: "Oh, gentlemen of the jury, Don't hang my only one."
14.  The judge was so angry;
How his words did ring for the crime
These boys has committed:
"Tley are both sentenced to hang."
15. Pearlie's parents now in sorrow; Their fortune they give
If their darling girl could come back to them Her natural life to live.
16.  Come, all of you young people, Take warning of Pearl's fate Awfulest crime ever committed In the Ohio state.
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"Florilla." Obtained from Miss Mary King, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee, August, 1929.
1. Down by yon weeping willow where the violets gently bloom; Where sleeps my young Florilla, so silent in thy tomb.
She died not broken hearted, nor in sickness has she fell; But in one moment parted from those she loved so well.
2. One night as the moon shone brightly and soft over hill and dale; Up to this maiden's cottage her jealous lover came:
"Come, love, and let us wander down by yon meadow gay, And there we'll sit and ponder upon our wedding day."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III