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The words here printed with the tune are those most frequently sung in the present day:
Oh ! gay is the garland, and fresh are the roses I've culled from the garden to bind on thy brow; Oh, don't deceive me ! Oh, do not leave me ! How could you use a poor maiden so ?
Remember the vows that you made to your Mary, Remember the bow'r where you vow'd to be true ; Oh, don't deceive me ! Oh, do not leave me! How could you use a poor maiden so 1
Thus sung the poor maiden, her sorrows bewailing, Thus sung the poor maid in the valley below ; " Oh, don't deceive me ! Oh, do not leave me \ How could you use a poor maiden so ? "
The tune, and one verse of the words, of this famous old sea-song were con tributed to my former collection by Lord Vernon. The words seem to be very generally known, since I have been favored with copies by Mr. W. Durrant Cooper, F.S.A., Mr. W. Sandys, F.S.A., and Mr. Oliphant.
Mr. Durrant Cooper procured them from an old seaman, at Corson Bay, Devon; Mr. Sandys.from a hale and hearty septuagenarian friend, Mr. J. C. Schetky. They have since been printed by Captain Marryat, in his novel of Poor Jack, and by Mr. J. H. Dixon, in Songs of the Peasantry.
The copies vary, but the limits of space will only permit me to give two versions of the first stanza:
" Now farewell to you, ye fine Spanish ladies; Now farewell to you, ye ladies of Spain ! For we've receiv'd orders to sail for old England, And perhaps we may never more see you again."

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