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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana          177
2.     She came up close by me, took hold of my hand,
Saying, "You look like a stranger, not one of our land; But if you will follow, you're welcome to come
And dwell with myself in my own little home."
3.     The sun it was setting all o'er the salt sea
When I did adventure with my little Mohea; Together we ventured, together did rove
Till we came to the cottage in the cocoanut grove.
4.     She acted the part of an angel divine;
When I was a stranger, she treated me kind. When I was a stranger, she took me to her home, And now I'll think of her where'er I roam.
5.     The last time I saw her was on the sea strand,
And as the boat passed her, she waved her fair hand, Saying, "When you get home, sir, to the girl that you love, Just think of the Mohea and the cocoanut grove."
6.     And now I'm at home on my own native shore;
My friends and relations come see me once more. And as I look among them, there's none I can see That I can compare with my pretty Mohea.
7.     And the girl that I trusted proved untrue to me;
I'll turn my course backward; from this land I'll flee; I'll turn my course backward; from this land I'll rove, I'll go spend my days in the cocoanut grove.
"Mauhee." Contributed by Mrs. Mount Wood, of Selvin, Indiana. Warrick County. July 16, 1935.
1. As I was out walking for pleasure one day,
By sweet recollection I happened to stray; And as I lay amusing myself on the grass,
0 who should come there but a young Indian lass?

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