English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 29
The Daemon Lover
2   If you will forsaken your house-carpenter And go along with me,
I will take you away where the grass grows green On the banks of sweet Da Lee.
3   She picked up her tender little babe And give it kisses three.
Stay here, stay here, my tender little babe, And keep your papa company.
4   She dressed herself as in a yellow rose. Most glorious to behold,
And she walked the streets all round and about, And shined like glittering gold.
5   They had not been on the sea more than two weeks, I'm sure it was not three,
Till she begin to weep and mourn And wept most bitterly.
6   Are you weeping for your gold ? Or are you for your store ?
Or are you weeping for your house-carpenter That you never shall see no more ?
If F be tonic :— Mode 3, a + b (Ionian).