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140 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
10.   "It is not for your gold I weep,
Nor is it for your store, But it is for my little babe I ne'er shall see no more."
11.     They had not been on sea three weeks,
I'm sure it was not four, Until the vessel it sprung a leak And sank to rise no more.
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"The House Carpenter." Contributed by Mrs. Thomas M. Bryant, of Evansville, Indiana. Vanderburg County. November 15,1935.
1.   "We've met! we've met! my own true love;
We've met, we've met," says he; "I've come all the way from the saltwater sea All for the love of thee.
2.   "I could have married a king's daughter fair,
And she would have married me, But I refused a crown of gold All for the sake of thee."
3.   "If you could have married a king's daughter fair,
I'm sure you are to blame; For I have married a house carpenter, And I think he is a nice young man."
4.   "If you will forsake your house carpenter
And go along with me, I'll take you where the grass grows green On the banks of sweet Calvaree "
5.   "What have you there to maintain me on,
Keep me from slaveree?" "I have twenty ships all landed in port And twenty more on sea."








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