American Ballads and Songs

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And so he sold out Sam and Barnes and left their
friends to mourn, 0 what a scorching Jim will get when Gabriel blows
his horn. Perhaps he's got to heaven, there's none of us can say, But if I'm right in my surmise he's gone the other way.
I am a boatman by trade,
Jack Williams is my name, And by a false deluding girl
Was brought to grief and shame.
On Chatton street I did reside, Where the people did me know;
I fell in love with a pretty pretty girl, She proved my overthrow.
I took to robbing night and day, All to maintain her fine and gay.
What I got I valued not
But I gave to her straightway.
At last to Newgate I was brought, Bound down in irons strong.
With rattling chains around my legs, She longed to see me hang.