Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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Happy Love                           147
2    "O father, have you brought the ball, And come to set me free ?
Or have you come to see me die Beneath the gallows tree?"
3    "I have not brought the golden ball, Nor come to set you free;
But I have come to see you die Beneath the gallows tree."
4    "O hangman, hangman, hold your ropes,
0  hold them for a while;
1 think I see my mother's face, A many, a many a mile.
5    "O mother, have you brought the ball, And come to set me free?
Or have you come to see me die Beneath the gallows tree?"
6    "I have not brought the golden ball, Nor come to set you free;
But I have come to see you die Beneath the gallows tree."
7    "O hangman, hangman, hold your ropes,
0  hold them for a while;
1 think I see my brother's face, A many, a many a mile.
8    "O brother, have you brought the ball, And come to set me free?
Or have you come to see me die Beneath the gallows tree?"
9    "I have not brought the golden ball, Nor come to set you free;
But I have come to see you die Beneath the gallows tree."
10 "O hangman, hangman, hold your ropes,
0 hold them for a while;
1  think I see my sister's face, A many, a many a mile.







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