Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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330           Ballads and Songs of Michigan
7    There were six well-armed policemen All seated in the bow;
And they were none surprised When Troy commenced his row.
8    And they were none surprised When Troy he made a rush; And six more as brave heroes Rushed bravely in the bush,
9    "And it's now we've gained our liberty, Our escape we will make sure; We'll smash and break those handcuffs When once we reach the shore.
io "When once we reach the shore, brave boys, We'll shout and sing for joy; We'll hiss and stone those horse police And sing cBold Johnny Troy,' "
ii They chanced to meet an old man All on the king's highway, And Troy rode up to him While these words he did say,
12    "Your gold watch and your money I quickly do demand,
Or I'll blow out your brains instantly If you refuse to stand.*'
13    "It's neither watch or clock I ever had," The old man then replied;
"But for a wife and family I daily do provide."
M             ..........
"Oh, if that be so, you shan't be robbed," Said gallant Johnny Troy.
15 Troy then mounted on his steed, And before he rode away,

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