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Unhappy Love                         33
4    These two sisters went out for a walk; Of the young man they did talk.
5    They wandered down to the river bank; The elder pushed the younger in.
6    "Sister, sister, take my hand,
And you can have the young man and all of his command."
7    She floated down to the miller's brook; The miller caught her with a hook.
8    They hanged the miller on a tree, But the cruel sister she went free.
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Recorded in 1931 by Mrs. Lillian Ammerman, Detroit, from the singing of her mother, who had learned the song about thirty years earlier, when she was teaching in Nebraska.
i Peter and I went down the lane, Down the lane, down the lane; Peter and I went down the lane, And sister came behind.
2    Both of us sisters loved him well, As only I can tell.
3    Peter could love but one of us then, So sister must go away.
4    Sister was bending over the well, When splash, splash, in she fell.







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