English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Daemon Lover
2   I could have been married to the Queen's daughter And she would a-married me,
But I've forsaken her and her gold All alone for the sake of thee.
3   If you could have married the Queen's daughter, And she would a-married you,
I'm sure you must be for to blame,
For I am married to a little house-carpenter,
And I think him a neat young man.
4   O will you forsake that house-carpenter And go, O go along with me ?
And I will take you where the grass grows green On the banks of old Willie.
5   What have you got to maintain me ? And what have you got ? says she;
O what have you got to maintain me on While sailing on the sea ?
6   Seven vessels all on shore, Seven more on sea ;
And I have got one hundred and ten neat young men All alone for to wait on thee.
7   She dressed herself in finest silk,
Her baby she kissed, 'twas one, two, three. O stay, O stay, O stay at home And bear your father company.
8   She hadn't sailed but a day or two, I'm sure it was not three,
Till she began to weep And wept most bitterly.
9   Are you a-weeping for my gold and my silver ? Or are you a-weeping for my store ?
Or are you a-weeping for that house-carpenter That you will never see no more ? 122