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Unhappy Love                       109
And from her side the blood did gush And trickled through her clothes; And in her side a knife was found With which the deed was done. 'Twas there they called the guilty man, In Squire McCullough's name.
"I done the deed," McCullough cried, "And I am now condemned; So hide this cold corpse from my eyes, And I the truth will tell.
0  I did love sweet Betsy, But with my villainous heart
1  murdered her that very night As her and Jimmy did part."
This was his last words on earth, no more,
For here the villain he
Did raise a pistol to his mouth;
He fired it through his brain.
It was no coffin nor a shroud
Nor Christian grave found he,
But they did bury him where he lay
Just at the old oak tree.
Sung in 1934 by Mrs. Russell Wood, Kalkaska. A text very similar to A

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