Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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154           Ballads and Songs of Michigan
"O no, sir, my fancy's on a brisk young farmer Who just lately crossed the sea."
6    "Describe him, describe him, my pretty little
fair miss, Describe him unto me. Perhaps I can tell you of some source to pursue
him, For I've just lately crossed the sea."
7    "O he is handsome, proper, and tall,
And his hair is black and he wears it curled. O them pretty blue eyes withal."
8    "O yes, I saw him and I knew him; His name was William Hall.
A French cannon ball I saw shot through him; Unto death I saw him fall."
g O the screams of this pretty little fair miss. "Alas, and what shall we do? Now we're parted, brokenhearted, O my heart 'twill break in two."
io "Cheer up, cheer up, my pretty little fair miss, For I am he,
And to convince you of this matter, Here's a ring you gave to me."
ii And then this couple joined their lovely hands together, And straight they did go;
And then this couple they were lawfully married, In spite of friend or foe.

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