Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks            91
3     I did not like my master,
He did not use me well; I formed a resolution Not long with him to dwell.
4     Unknown to my dear parents,
I quickly ran away And steered my course for London; All wretched be that day!
5     A handsome young lady
From Holland was there; She offered me great wages To serve her for one year.
6      Induced by her promises,
I quickly did agree To go and live in Holland, Which proved my destiny.
7     I had not been in Holland
Past months two or three, Before my new mistress Grew very fond of me.
8     She said her gold and her silver,
Her houses and rich land, If I *d consent to marry her, Should be at my command.
9     I said, "Your honor'd lady,
I could not love you both, For lately I have promised And made a solemn oath

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