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Happy Love                              189
But life returned to him again, which proved the treachery; And he arose and put on his clothes on the banks of the Sweet Dundee.
11 "Once, my dearest Mary, I press thee to my heart;
There's nothing in this wide world but cruel death can part. Your uncle he has left this world and left his all to thee; We'll live to charm the depth of it on the banks of the Sweet Dundee."
B On the Banks of the Sweet Dundee
Sung in 1933 by Miss Delia Bissell at Belding; she had learned the song from Mr. Will Canty, Cleveland, Ohio, about 1883.
A text of eight stanzas similar to those of A except for stanza 3, which follows:
3 Her uncle and the squire rode out one summer's day, "Young William is her favorite," her uncle he did say, "But it is my intentions to tie him to a tree Or send him with the press gang from the banks of Sweet Dundee."
Sung in 1934 by Mr. A. T. Heikes, Kalkaska, who learned the song in Windsor, Indiana. A text of four stanzas very similar to parts of A.

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