Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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3io          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
5    Soon friends and parents came around;
In blood and wounds their daughters found. They left their daughters to my care; Now sighs and tears for them I bear. Their arms about her neck entwined; Their shrieks was, "O Miss Catherine." "O hush my breakings bleeding heart, I know 'twas God that ruled the dart."
6    "Her lips are sealed," her mother cried* "How can I be of her denied?"
A lovely, blooming, morning flower Cut down and withered in an hour; Mira's pale corpse I attended home. Her mother said, "Her work is done. She bade good morning in good cheer, And I no more her voice do hear."
7    To dear Eliza I return;
Her wounds excited great concern. Still for her life we hope and pray, But heaven decreed distressed she lay. The healing art is sought in vain, For weeping friends her life retain. Days twenty-one in pain she bore; Then death did call, and she is no more.







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