Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

A Collection Of Traditional & Folk Songs of the area with Lyrics & Commentaries -online book

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Maine Lumberjacks            83
4     When Venus discovered her beauty,
False Cupid he did me annoy. And now for the squire's young daughter In cold chains in prison I lie.
5     But Mary, being constant and loyal,
Straightway to my trial did come. My parents were weeping, forlorning; She said, "Now I will protect you, dear son."
6     She was dressed like some lady of honor,
The best of gold robes she did wear: And all the great judges were surprised, And all the grand jury did stare.
7     She kindly saluted those nobles
And unto them she did say: "In case that he loved a fair female, Why should he be banished away?"
8     For it is seven long years we Ve been courting;
I own that I gave him my heart, And there's nothing but death that can ease me, If Jamie and I have to part
9     And now for to make a conclusion,
And thanks to the powers above! And likewise to young Mary Aclon, For she wears the armor of love!
10 Her father, he thought to transport me Far away from my own country, But she has released me from bondage And set me at sweet liberty.

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