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Jack Haggerty (3) I'm a heartbroken raftsman, from Greenville I came All my worth has departed with the lass I did fame From the strong darts of Cupid I've suffered much grief And my heart's broke asunder, I can get no relief. Of my trouble I'll tell you without much delay Of the sweet little lassie my heart stole away She's a blacksmith's fair daughter on the black river side And I always intended to make her my bride. I worked on the river where the white waters roar And my name I engraved on the high, rocky shore From the boy that stands happy in the dark, burning stream But my thoughts were on money, she haunted my dream. I gave her fine jewels and finest of lace And the costliest muslin her form to embrace I gave her my wages all for to keep safe I deprived her of nothing I had on this earth. While I worked on the river I earned quite a stake I was steadfast and steady and ne'er played the rake For a ten fathom river I'm very well known And they called me Jack Haggerty, the pride of the Ban. She wrote me a letter which I did receive And she said from her promise herself she'd relieved For to wed with another she'd a long time delayed And the next time I'd see her she'd no more be a maid. BJS oct00
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