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Unhappy Love                       123
40 A SPANISH MAID
For a rather close parallel to Michigan A sec Combs, pp. 153-155. See also Cox, p. 371, and Mackenzie, pp 104-105.
Version A was obtained in 1931 by Miss Kathryn Bowman, Detroit, from a manuscript book of her aunt, Mrs. Peter Miller, West Branch.
A
i A gay Spanish maid at the age of sixteen,
Who had wandered those meadows far and wide, On a green mossy bank she sat down for to rest With a gay, gallant youth by her side.
2    "Our ship sails tonight, my darling," he said, "And with you I shall never roam no more,
But when all in your cottage have retired for to rest, .Will you meet me tonight by the shore?"
3    When all in her cottage had retired for to rest, She thought of her true love once more;
With her hat in her hand she ran down the dry sand And sat down on a rock by the shore.
4    Her soft white hands pressed her wild throbbing heart, And her misery no tongue could tell,
For the cape in the West was denoting a storm, While the waves at her feet they did swell.







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