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196 Ballads and Songs of Michigan
7 It pleased the fair lady to see him so bold;
She gave him her glove that was all bound in gold,
Saying, "Sir, I found it as I came along,
As I was a-hunting with my dog and my gun."
8 This lady went home with her heart full of love, And gave out the speech that she'd lost her glove. "The man who will find it and bring it to me, The man I declare whose bride I will be."
9 No sooner had the farmer heard of the news, Than straight to the lady he instantly went.
"See here, honored lady, I've brought you your glove; Will you be so kind as to grant me your love?"
10 "My love's ready granted," the lady replied,
"I love the sweet breath of the farmer," she cried; "I'll be mistress of my dairy and the milker of my cow, And I'll kiss my jolly farmer goes whistling to his plow.
11 "And now that I've got him so fast in my snare, I'll love him a while I do vow and declare." And now that she's married, she tells of the fun, How she hunted her farmer with her dog and her gun.