Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

A Collection of 200+ traditional songs & variations with commentaries including Lyrics & Sheet music

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302           Ballads and Songs of Michigan
3    "And on this eventful day,
Many will find it their last time to pray." A prayer of hymn and praises sung, As they rode back to Washington. A following stream they thought to ford, Which sent their spirits home to God. A young man on the tide did float Till it came in contact with a boat.
4    This he mounted o'er the wave Which saved him from a watery grave. Lucinda Phelps, Harriet Strong, Elizabeth Ash, all three are gone.
The last one mentioned of the three Seventeen short years had lived to see. The other two whose race had run Had lived till nearly twenty-one. The rolling current stopped their breath And left their bodies cold in death.

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