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252 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
4.     Then on her knees before him
She pleaded for her life; Deep, deep into her bosom
He plunged the fatal knife. "What have I done, dear Edward,
That you should take my life? I always have been loving,
And would have been your wife.
5.   "Farewell, dear loving parents ;
You'll never see me more. Long, long you'll wait my coming
Around the cabin door. Dear Edward, I'll forgive you,"
She said with dying breath; Her heart was hushed forever
As she closed her eyes in death.
"Down by the Weeping Willow." Contributed by Miss Wilma McDonald, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. Secured by her from her mother, Mrs. Ralph McDonald, who learned it from her mother, Mrs. Frank Corne. March 26, 1935. Eight stanzas.
"The Jealous Lover." Contributed by Mrs. Dora Ward, of Princeton, Indiana. Gibson County. November 16, 1935. Six stanzas. The sweet­heart's name given as Emma.
"Flo-Ella," Contributed by Miss Edith Del Hopkins, of Boonville, Indiana. Warrick County. July 1, 1935* Eight stanzas.

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