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146 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6. "Cheer up, cheer up, my own true love; Cheer up, cheer up," said he; "We'll soon be where the grass grows green On the banks of the sweet Reveleen."
A curse to you and your jolly crew, A curse to your ships that sail,
For robbing me of my house carpenter And taking my life away!"
8. Three times around went the gallant ship ; Three times around went she; Three times around went the gallant ship, And she sank to the bottom of the sea.
"The House Carpenter." Contributed by Mrs. Thomas Leslie, of Terre Haute, Indiana. Vigo. County. November 26, 1935.
1.   "If you will leave your house carpenter
And come and go with me, I'll take you where the grass grows green On the banks of sweet Italy."
2.     She dressed herself in red rosy red,
Most beautiful to be seen,8 And as she walked the streets along She shone like glittering gold.
3.     She picked up her sweet little babe
And kisses gave it three, And said, "Stay at home; be a good little babe, Keep your path in good company."9
* The rhyme here requires to behold.
* For Keep your pa in good company ? It -will he noted that stanzas 2 and 8 have heen transposed by the contributor.

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