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3. Next morning she met him At Adams' Spring;
He brought her no money Or other fine things.
4. He brought her no money To flatter the case. "We'll go and get married And there'll be no disgrace."
5.  She hopped up behind him And away they did go Down to the river
Where the deep waters flow.
6.  "John Lewis, John Lewis, Please tell me your mind." "My mind is to drown you And leave you behind."
7. "John Lewis, John Lewis, Please spare me my life; I'll go out a-begging
And I won't be your wife."
8. "Little Oma, Little Oma, I'll tell you no lies:
You shan't go out begging, And you shan't be my wife."
9. He hugged her, he kissed her, And turned her all around;
He threw her in the deep water, Where he knew she would drown.
10. Early next morning
A little boy fishing, about nine o'clock, He spied the corpse of Oma A-lying on the rocks.
11. He took his canoe
And brought her to the bank; Her clothes being dampen, He laid her on the bank.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III