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Ballads and Songs
6. The prayer was answered and the song. "I'm weary now," she said.
He picked her up all in his arms And laid her on the bed.
7. And as he turned to leave the room, One joyful cry was given;
He turned and caught the last sweet smile, For his blind child was in heaven.
8. They buried her by her mother's side, And raised a marble fair,
And on it graved the simple words: "There'll be no blind ones there."
This version is identical with the song printed in Bradley Kincaid's Favorite Old-Time Songs and Mountains Ballads, p. 32.
Obtained from Mrs. C. L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, 1930.
See Mackenzie, Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia, No. 61; Cox, No. 148; Pound, No. 35; Shoemaker, p. no (second edition); fournal, XXIX, 185; XXXV, 389; Sturgis and Hughes, Songs from the Hills of Vermont, p. 36; Alfred Williams, Folk-songs of the Upper Thames, p. 213.
No local title. Obtained from Mrs. Ewart Wilson, Pensacola, North Carolina, August, 1930.
1. One night when the wind it blew cold, Blew so bitter across the wild moor, Young Mary, she came with her child, Wandering home to her own father's door:
2. Crying, "Father, oh, pray let me in; Oh, take pity on me, 1 implore, For the child at my bosom will die
From the wind that blows o'er the wild moor."