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346         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
Fob. a text from Vermont somewhat similar to the Michigan texts of this do­mestic tragedy see Flanders and Brown, pp. 65-68.
Version A was sung in 1934 by Mrs. Charles Muchler, Kalkaska, who learned the song from her parents when she was a child.
1    Come listen to my tragedy, good people, young and old; I will tell you of a story will make your blood run cold, About a fair young lady, Miss Wyatt was her name;
She was murdered by her husband, and he hung for the same.
2    Miss Mary she was beautiful, not of a high degree; Young Henery, he was wealthy, as you shall plainly see; He said, "My dearest Mary, if you will be my wife,
I will guard you as the fairest through your remaining life."
3 She said, "My dearest Henery, I fear it would never do, For you have high relation; I am not so rich as you,

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