Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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198          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
74 THE MERCHANTS ONLY SON
Sumg in 1935 by Mrs. Robert Dunn, Alger, about sixty-five years old.
i I am a merchant's only son; my age it is twenty-two.
I fell in love with a handsome girl, the truth I will tell to you. Because I had money plenty and she of a low'r degree, Which caused my parents for to frown and proved my destiny,
2    They sent me to America my fortune for to find; They put me aboard the Austin that now lies in the deep. But Providence proved kind to me, for a plank brought me to
shore; I'm in hopes to see that blooming girl in sweet Recail once more.
3    O when I landed on the shore, no comfort could I find For thinking of that blooming girl that I had left behind. Three days in torment there I spent, my misery was great; I was thinking of the cruel friends that sent me from Recail.







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