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52                    POOR MARY SITS A-WEEPING
I'm weeping for my sweetheart, My sweetheart, my sweetheart; I'm weeping for my sweetheart On a cold and sunshine day.
So now stand up and choose the one, And choose the one, and choose the one; So now stand up and choose the one, On a cold and sunshine day.
—Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (Miss Matthews).
XI. Poor Mary sits a-weeping, a-weeping, a-weeping,
Poor Mary sits a-weeping, on a bright summer's day.
Pray what are you a-weeping for, a-weeping for, a-
weeping for, Pray what are you a-weeping for on a bright summer's
day?
She's weeping for a lover, a lover, a lover,
She's weeping for a lover, this bright summer's day.
Rise up and choose your lover, your lover, your lover, Rise up and choose your lover, this bright summer's day.
Now Mary she is married, is married, is married, Now Mary she is married this bright summer's day. —Enborne School, Newbury, Berks. (Miss M. Kimber).
XII. Poor Sarah's a-weeping, A-weeping, a-weeping; Oh, what is she a-weeping for, A-weeping for, a-weeping for ?
I'm weeping for a sweetheart, A sweetheart, a sweetheart; I'm weeping for a sweetheart This bright summer day.
Oh, she shall have a sweetheart, A sweetheart, a sweetheart; Oh, she shall have a sweetheart This bright summer day.







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