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A blacksmith courted me Nine months and better He fairly won my heart Wrote me a letter * * * Don't you remember 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 So bring your witness love And I'll not deny you No, witness have I none Save God Almighty And may he reward you well For the slighting of me
We used to sing, “An’ may He damn you t’Hell / For the slighting of me” at the end in my folk band’s version, but who’s keeping track?