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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana 145
5. "It's neither for your money that I weep,
Nor is it for your store, But it is for that sweet little babe That I know FU see no more."
6. They hadn't been sailing scarce three weeks,
I'm sure it was not four, When the young man's ship it sprung a leak, And sank to rise no more.
"The House Carpenter." Contributed by Mrs. James Williams, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. September 17, 1935.
1. "If you will leave your house carpenter
And go along with me, I'll take you where the moss grows green On the banks of the sweet Reveleen."
2. She picked up her sweet little babe
And gave it kisses three, Saying, "Stay at home, keep your father company While I sail on the sea."
3. They hadn't sailed more than two weeks,
I'm sure it wasn't three, Till this fair damsel began to weep; She wept most bitterly.
4. "Is it for my gold you weep,
Or is it for my store? Or is it for your house carpenter That you left on Italy's shore?"
5. "It isn't for your gold that I weep,
Neither is it for your store; It's all for the love of that sweet little babe That I never shall see any more."