Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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THE WOMAN WAEEIOE.                 259
She in field did appear                                                     «>
With a heart void of fear,
And she bravely, she bravely did charge and give fire.
While the battering balls Did assault the strong walls
Of Cork, and sweet trumpets sounded, She did bravely advance Where by unhappy chance
This young female, young female, alas!
she was
At the end of the fray
Still she languishing lay,                                                   «o
Then over the ocean they brought her, To her own native shore: Now they ne'er knew before
That a woman, a woman had been in that slaughter.
What she long had conceal'd                                           sj
Now at length she reveal'd,
That she was a woman that venturM; Then to London with care She did straitways repair,
But she dy'd, oh she dy'd, e'er the city she enter'd. eo
When her parents beheld, They with sorrow was fill'd,
For why, they did dearly adore her; In her grave now she lies, Tis not watery eyes,                                                            65
No, nor sighing, nor sighing that e'er can restore her.