Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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74           Ballads and Songs of Michigan
cTm afraid your love has been murdered," her feeble parents
cried, "Or she has proved her own destruction down on the silver
7    That night upon his pillow young Henry found no rest; The thought of handsome Mary pierced through his aching
breast. He dreamt he saw his Mary down by the ocean side, Going to and fro, went floating down on the silver tide.
8    Young Henry arose, put on his clothes, and straight he went
away And searched the seashore round and round until the break
of day. At daybreak in the morning her body he espied, Going to and fro, went floating down on the silver tide.
9    By the way he knew it was Mary was by the gold ring on
her hand, And when he unfolded the handkerchief it brought him to
a stand, For the name of her false murderer in full he there espied, As he lay brokenhearted down on the silver tide.
io The murderer was taken and soon received his doom For ending handsome Mary who was scarcely in her bloom. Young Henry went distracted and he mourned until he died, And his last words were of his Mary and of the silver tide.

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