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Unhappy Love                         79
"O son, O son, what have you done? What's blooded all your
clothes?" The answer that I gave to her was, "The bleeding of my
5   I was taken on suspicion for taking her sister out; Then I was taken prisoner and put in Waxford jail. There was none to go security and none to go my bail. I owned that I was guilty and ought to go to jail.
6   The judge to me did say, "For the murdering of the Waxford
girl On the gallows you must die."
7 Come on, you lads and lasses, a warning take by me, And do not slight your own true love, whoever she may be. For if you do, you're sure to rue until the day you die; You'll die a public scandal upon the gallows high.

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