Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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

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86             Songs and Ballads
6     Together they roamed o'er hill and dale
And in the valleys fair, And much he wondered so fair a flower Could bloom and flourish there.
7     Young Henry he came in one day,
His face was decked with woe: "Say Mary, lovely Mary, 'Tis from you I must go."
8      "Our regiment they have got the route,
And I've received command. So fare you well, you lowland shades For India's burning sands."
9     "0 Henry, dearest Henry,
It grieves me to the heart! I wish we might get married The night before we part.
io "I wish I was your wedded wife; T would be my heart's desire. Your servant boy so nice I 'd be, Disguised in man's attire."
11      As they marched up through Peasley town,
'T was much they wondered there All for to see this young recruit So gentle and so fair.
12     The ladies fell in love with her,
As she marched on parade; But little they think a soldier's coat Could conceal so fair a maid.

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