American Ballads and Songs

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She (w)rung her hands and groaned and cried, And gnawed her tongue before she died, Her nails turned black, her voice did fail, She died and left this lower vale.
A man whose name was Johnny Sands
Had married Betty Hague, And though she brought him gold and lands,
She proved a terrible plague. For 0 she was a scolding wife,
Full of caprice and whim, He said that he was tired of life,
And she was tired of him,
And she was tired of him.
Says he, "Then I will drown myself,
The river runs below." Says she, "Pray do, you silly elf,
I wished it long ago." Says he, "Upon the brink I'll stand,
Do you run down the hill And push me in with all your might."
Says she, "My love, I will."
Says she, "My love, I will."