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286 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6. Young ladies, now take warning; young men are so unjust; It may be your best lover, but you know not whom to trust. Pearl died away from home and friends, out on that lonely
spot; Take heed: take heed! believe me, girls; don't let this be
your lot!
"Pearl Bryan." Contributed by Miss Sylvia Vaughan, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. Obtained from her mother, Mrs. Hiram Vaughan. Interesting as a combination of "Pearl Bryan" and "FloreHa." July 16, 1935.
1.     Way down in yonder valley
Where the violets fade and bloom, Our own Pearl Bryan slumbers In a cold and silent tomb.
2.     She died not broken-hearted,
Nor lingering ill befell, But in an instant parted
From the one she loved so well.
3.     One night the moon shone brightly,
The stars were shining too, When to her cottage window Her jealous lover drew.
4.   "Come, Pearl, and let us wander
In the valley deep and gay; Come, Pear], and let us ponder Upon our wedding day/'
5.     Deep down into the valley
He led his love so dear; She said, " 'T is for you only That I have wandered here.
6.   "The way seems dark and dreary,
And I'm afraid to stay. Besides, I'm worn and weary; I would retrace my way."

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