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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana           259
"The Romish Lady." Contributed by Mrs. T. M. Bryant, of Evans-ville, Indiana. Vanderburg- County. Learned from the singing; of her mother, who knew the entire song. December 31, 1935.
1.     There was a Romish lady,
Brought up in popery; Her mother had always taught her The priest she must obey.
2.     Assisted by her servant,
Her Bible she concealed, And thereby was instructed
Until God his love revealed.
3.   "O pardon me, dear mother,
I humbly pray thee now, For unto these false idols I can no longer bow.
4.   "Just take from me those idols
And pictures framed in gold, And give to me my Bible
Which from me has been stole."

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