Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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78           Ballads and Songs of Michigan
"O Willie dear, how came there are blood stains on your
clothes?" And then in a lie I replied, "Been a-bleeding at the nose."
6   I called for a handkerchief to bind my aching head; I called for a candle to light my way to bed.
About three weeks or later this Knoxville girl was found A-floatmg on that water that flows through Knoxville town.
7   Her sister swore my life away; she swore without a doubt That I was the very lad that led her sister out.
They locked me up on suspicion; they locked me up in jail For one or two or three hours, and no one to go my bail.
The Waxford Girl
Sung in 1935 by Mrs Allan McClellan, near Bad Axe.
I drew a stake from out of the hedge and knocked this fair maid down.
2 She fell upon her bended knee, for mercy she did cry, Saying, "Johnny dear, don't murder me, I'm not prepared to die."
3    I took her by the yellow locks and drew her over the ground And threw her into the water that flows through Waxford tow "Lie there, lie there, you Waxford girl, you thought to be my
bride. You never shall enjoy me, nor you to me be tied."
4   I went to my father's dwelling about twelve o'clock at night, Which caused my aged mother to rise up in a fright.

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