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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana
length I heard this dole-ful sound#
5.   "Go dig my grave both wide and deep;
Put a marble stone at my head and feet, And on my breast put a turtle-dove
That the world may know I died for love/'
6.     When Mary's truelove this news came to be told,
That her fair body was dead and cold, "I'm glad," said he, "she has done so well; I long to hear the tolling bell.
7.   "When Mary in Abraham's bosom shall sleep,1
So softly, softly she will sleep; When Mary in Abraham's bosom shall sleep, My poor soul in hell it will weep."
1 The *le*v in the first line of this *tanra sfacmM probably fct fc**p.

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