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Brewster; Ballads and Songs of Indiana
3. "If you will leave your house-carpenter
And come and go with me,
I will take you to a land far away,
To a land beyond the sea."
4. "What have you there to maintain me
Or keep me from slavery?" "I've one hundred and ten thousand men, And they all shall wait on thee."
5. She taken up her sweet little babe
And kisses gave it three, Saying, "Stay at home, you sweet little babe, And keep your papa company."
6. She had not been on sail7 two weeks,
I'm sure it was not three, Till she began to weep and mourn That she was tired of sea.
7. "What are you weeping for, my love,
My land, my gold, my store? Or are you weeping for that house-carpenter You never shall see any more ?"
8. "I'm neither weeping for my house-carpenter
Nor your land, your gold, or store; But Fm weeping for that sweet little babe Which I never shall see any more."
"The House Carpenter." Contributed by Mrs. Will McCullough Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. June 11, 1935. With music.
1. "Well met, well met, my own truelove, Well met, well met/' says he; "I've just returned from the saltwater sea, And it's all for the love of thee."
T For »ea ?