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The Boston Burglar
And every station that we passed, I'd hear the people
say, ■" There goes a noted burglar, in strong chains he'll
be bound,— For the doing of some crime or other he is sent to
Charleston town."
There is a girl in Boston, she is a girl that I love well, And if I ever gain my liberty, along with her I'll
dwell; And when I regain my liberty, bad company I will
shun, Night-walking, gambling, and also drinking rum.
Now, you who have your liberty, pray keep it if you
can, And don't go around the streets at night to break the
laws of man; For if you do you'll surely rue and find yourself like
me, A-serving out my twenty-one years in the penitentiary.