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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana             41
5.   "Spare my life!" says the old man; "You make my blood run
cold; You can have my daughter and ten thousand pounds in
gold." "Fight on!" says the lady, "This portion is too small; If you will kill the old man, then we will have it all."
6.   "Spare my life," says the old man, "and you can have it all ;
My daughter and my fortune, let it be great or small." He took the soldier home; he made him his heir;
It wasn't because he loved him, but it was because of fear.
7.     0 despise not a soldier because he is poor;
He's as happy in the wildwood as at the bar-room door. He's haughty and he's gay; he's brisk and he's free; He'll fight for his truelove as well as liberty.

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