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American Ballads and Folk Songs
This woman she was taken From near to Adam's heart, By which we are directed That they should never part. The book that's called the Bible, Be sure you don't neglect 5 For in every sense of duty. It will you both direct.
The woman is commanded To do her husband's will, In everything that's lawful, Her duty to fulfill. Great was his exultation, To see her by his side ; Great was his elevation, To have a loving bride.
This woman she was taken From under Adam's arm; And she must be protected From injury and harm. This woman was not taken From Adam's feet, we see; And she must not be abused, The meaning seems to be.
The husband is commanded To love his loving bride; And live as does a Christian, And for his house provide. The woman is commanded Her husband to obey,
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