Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks              79
5      "You'll have for to buy me an acre of ground,
Every rose grows merry and fine,                                       *                                       .                                                                            §
Before you can be a true-lover of mine.
6      " You '11 have for to plough it with a deer's horn,
Every rose grows merry and fine, And plant it all over with one grain of corn, Before you can be a true-lover of mine.
7     "You'll have for to thrash it in an eggshell,
Every rose grows merry and fine, And bring it to market in a thimble,1 Before you can be a true-lover of mine."
1 Or " And take it to market where man never dwelled."






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