Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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396         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
Consider I'm young, and hithertofore;
Pray let me live single one year or two more."
4 "O daughter, stubborn daughter, what is this you mean? You must either get married or be nevermore seen."
5    In about one hour after this maiden walked out; With grief and vexation she brought all things about. She seated herself 'neath a green shady tree,
And a strong dose of poison took her life away.
6   In about two hours after, Sir William walked out.
He searched the grove over where they ofttimes had met; He searched the grove over till his lover he spied
7                        ..........
"O my cruel parent is the cause of all this, And now I'm deprived of my joy and my bliss."
8    He kissed her cold lips ten thousand times o'er, He called his Diana, though she was no more. Then he fell on his sword like a lover so brave; Sir William and Diana both sleep in one grave.
9    Come all you kind parents and a warning now take; Don't cause your own children their vows for to break.

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