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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.
"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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