Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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Unhappy Love                          12,7
The air was piercing cold as death, But her heart was warm and light.
5    And brighter beamed her laughing eye When the well-known sound she heard, And dashing up to the cottage door Young Charlie's sleigh appeared.
6    Her parents then "Dear daughter," said, "This blanket around you fold,
For 'tis a dreadful night abroad, And you'll catch your death of cold."
7    "O no, O no," young Charlotte said, "This cape is quite enough,
And then I have this silken scarf To tie my neck about."
8    Her bonnet and her gloves were on, They stepped into the sleigh,
And away they went over the mountain side And over the hills away.
9    "Such a night as this I never saw; These reins I scarce can hold."
Young Charlotte said, with a quivering voice, "I am exceeding cold."
10    He cracked his whip and urged his steed More swifter than before,
Until at length another five miles Were silently passed by.
11    Then Charlotte said, with a feeble voice, "I'm growing warmer now."
And on they went through the frosty air And through the grim starlight
12    Until at length the village inn And the ballroom was in sight;
And when they reached the ballroom door, Young Charlie he jumped out.

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