A Blacksmith Courted Me

Album: various (1803)
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  • A Blacksmith courted me, nine months or better
    He fairly won my heart, wrote me a letter
    With his hammer in his hand, he looked quite clever
    And if I were with my love, I would live forever

    But where is my love gone, with his cheeks like roses
    And his good black billycock on, all crowned with primroses
    I'm afraid the scorching sun, will shine and burn his beauty
    And if I was with my love, I'd do my duty

    Strange news has come to town, strange news is carried
    Strange news flies up and down, that my love he's married
    I wish them both much joy though they can't hear me
    And may God reward them well for the slighting of me

    Don't you remember well, when you lay beside me
    And you said you'd marry me and not deny me
    If I said I'd marry you, it was only for to try you
    But bring your witness love, and I'll not deny you

    Oh witness have I none, save God almighty
    And may he reward you well, for the slighting of me
    Her lips grew pale and wan, it made her poor heart tremble
    To think she loved a one and he proved deceitful Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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