Cowboy Songs And Other Frontier Ballads

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Y E sons of Columbia, your attention I do crave, While a sorrowful story I do tell, Which happened of late, in the Indiana state, And a hero not many could excel; Like Samson he courted, made choice of the fair, And intended to make her his wife ; But she, like Delilah, his heart did ensnare, Which cost him his honor and his life.
A gold ring he gave her in token of his love,
On the face was the image of the dove;
They mutually agreed to get married with speed
And were promised by the powers above.
But the fickle-minded maiden vowed again to wed
To young Warren who lived in that place;
It was a fatal blow that caused his overthrow
And added to her shame and disgrace.
When Fuller came to hear he was deprived of his
dear Whom he vowed by the powers to wed, With his heart full of woe unto Warren he did go, And smilingly unto him he said: " Young man, you have injured me to gratify your
cause By reporting that I left a prudent wife;