Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks 13 9
25     Go thou and see my parents dear,
And tell them you stood by me here; Console them when they cry, Alas! And wipe away the falling tear.
26     Lieutenant Farwell took his hand,
His arm around his neck he threw, And said, brave Chaplain, I could wish, That heaven had made me die for you.
27     The Chaplain on kind FarwelPs breast,
Bloody and languishing he fell; Nor after this said more, but this, "I love thee, soldier, fare thee well."
28     Ah! many a wife shall rend her hair,
And many a child cry, "Woe is me!" When messengers the news shall bear,
Of Lovewell's dear bought victory.
29     With footsteps slow shall travellers go,
Where LovewelPs pond shines clear and bright, And mark the place, where those are laid, Who fell in Lovewell's bloody fight.
30     Old men shall shake their heads, and say,
Sad was the hour and terrible, When Lovewell brave gainst Paugus went, With fifty men from Dunstable.

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