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214 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
9. Her coal-black eyes like stars did open,
Saying, "True-love, you have come too late; Prepare to meet me on Mount Zion
Where all our joys shall be complete."
10. Then up he picked the bloody dagger
And pierced it through his own dear heart, Saying, "Let this be a woeful warning To all who may true-lovers part."
"The Silver Dagger." Contributed hy Mrs. Hiram Vaughan, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. April 21, 1935. Eight stanzas.
"The Silver Dagger." Contributed by Mrs. T. M. Bryant, of Evansville, Indiana. Vanderburg County. November 15, 1935. Eleven stanzas.