Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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56           Ballads and Songs of Michigan
13 Her sisters cursed the seafaring men, And cursed be the seaman's life, For the robbing of the house carpenter, And the taking away of his wife.
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Sung in 1935 by Mr. Otis Evilsizer, Alger.
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"Well met, well met, my pret - ty fair maid, Well met, well met,'cried
i "Well met, well met, my pretty fair maid, Well met, well met," cried he, "For I have crossed the salty, salty sea, And 'twas all for the love of thee. For I have crossed the salty, salty sea, And 'twas all for the love of thee.
2    "OI could have married a king's daughter, And she would have married me;
But I have returned to old Amerikie, And 'twas all for the love of thee."
3    "If you could have married the king's daughter, I'm sure you're much to blame,
For I have married the house carpenter, And I think he's a fine young man."







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