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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana            141
6.     She took her babe up in her arms
And gave it kisses three, Saying, "Stay at home, you dear little one, And keep your pa companee."
7.     She dressed herself in robes of green,
Most glorious to behold; And as she walked down through the street, She glittered like some gold.
8.     They hadn't been gone but about two weeks,
I'm sure it was not three, Until this fair damsel began for to weep, And wept most bitterlee.
9.   "Is it for my gold that you weep,
Or is it for my store, Or is it all for the sake of the house carpenter You left on the other shore?"
10.   "It is not for your money that I weep,
Neither is it for your store; It is all for the sake of that dear little babe That I never can see any more."
11.     They had not been gone but about three weeks,
I'm sure it was not four, When this gallant ship sprung a leak under deck, And her weeping was heard no more.
"The Salt, Salt Sea." Contributed by Mrs. Eichard Sullivan, of Oak­land City, Indiana. Gibson County. September 25, 1935.
1.   "I've just returned from the salt, salt sea,
My own true-love for to see; And she was married to a house carpenter, And a pretty little lad was he.
2.   "If you'll forsake your house carpenter
And go along with me, I'll take you to the place where the grass grows green In the shade of the green willow tree."

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