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208 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
7.      Now Mary set at liberty,
With money at her command, She set a resolution
To view some foreign land, O to view some foreign land.
8.     She stepped into a tailor shop,
All dressed in men's array, And she bargained with an officer To bear her far away, O to bear her far away,
9.   "Your waist it is too slender;
Your fingers are too small; Your cheeks too red and rosy To face those cannon balls, O to face those cannon balls."
10.   "I know my waist is slender ;
My fingers too are small, Yet I have got the courage
To face those cannon balls, O to face those cannon balls."
11.      Now Mary's gone a-sailing
All across the deep blue sea Till she landed safely over In the wars of Germany, O in the wars of Germany.
12.      In looking over the battle-ground,
All troubled in her mind, Among the dead and wounded Her darling boy she found, O her darling boy she found.
13.     She took him up all in her arms,
Had him taken to some town; And she bargained with a physician To heal his deadly wound, O to heal his deadly wound.

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