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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana           365
But this fickle-minded maid she did vow again to wed
Unto Warren, a liver of the place ; 0 it was a fatal blow, for it caused his overthrow
And added to her shame and disgrace.
When brave Fuller came to hear he was deprived of his dear, And was promised by the powers to wed,
Unto Warren he did go with his heart full of woe, And smiling, unto him thus he said:
'Young man, you have wronged me to gratify your cause By reporting I left a prudent wife;
0 Warren, you have wronged me! Although I break the laws, 0 Warren, I'll deprive you of your life!"
At this Warren replied, "Your request must be denied,
For what I said was true renown; And further I can say this is my wedding day
In spite of all the heroes in town."
And then by the anger of love and passion bound, Which has caused many a hero to cry,
Then at one fatal shot he killed Warren on the spot, And smiling, says, "I'm willing now to die."
Brave Fuller was condemned by the courts of Lawrenceburg,
Condemned in Dearborn for to die, To die an ignominious death, for to hang above the earth,
Like Haman on the gallows so high.
The time was drawing nigh when brave Fuller was to die;
He most cheerfully bid the audience adieu. Like an angel he did stand, for he was a handsome man;
On his bosom he wore a ribbon of the blue.
The smiling gods of love looked with anger from above, While the ropes flew asunder like the sand;
Two doctors for their prey did the murder, we may say, For they hung him by the main strength of hand.
One pleasing consolation must well remembered be;
While the gallows hung over his head, He had been baptized and from all sin set free,
And his spirit unto glory had fled.

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