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Young Freda Bolt


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1. Amid the Blue Ridge Mountains there lived a maiden fair,

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    whose life was pure as heaven whose heart was free from care.

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    She dreamed of love and romance with heart so glad and free,

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    no gloom within the future young Freda Bolt could see.


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2. Nearby lived Dearon Harmon, boy she loved so well,

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    and of these two young lovers a story I will tell.

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    ‘Twas late one Thursday evening, the stars were shinning dim,

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    that Dearon called his sweetheart to come and go with him.


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3. He told her on tomorrow that they would surely wed,

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    but little was she thinking, he'd take her life instead.

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    They motored to Bent Mountain, a place so dark and lone,

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    and there her form so helpless he placed beneath the stones.


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4. Away from home and mother that Freda loved so well,

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    the bitter pain and anguish no mortal tongue can tell.

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    Through tears she pled for mercy, but he denied her cry,

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    young Harmon left his sweetheart in agony to die.


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5. We think that God in heaven most surely heard her cry,

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    and sent a band of angels to linger very nigh.

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    And bear her spirit over to yonder happy shore,

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    where dying comes no, never, and parting is no more.