Digital Tradition Mirror


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(Robert Burns)

How cruel are the Parents
  Who riches only prize,
And to the wealthy booby
  Poor Woman sacrifice:

Meanwhile the hapless Daughter
  Has but a choice of strife;
To shun a tyrant Father's hate,
  Become a wretched Wife.-

The ravening hawk pursuing,
  The trembling dove thus flies,
To shun impelling ruin
  Awhile her pinions tries;

Till of escape despairing,
  No shelter or retreat,
She trusts the ruthless Falconer
  And drops beneath his feet.

Tune:John Anderson My Jo (302)

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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