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Lone the Plowboy As I walked out one May morning, When May was all in bloom, I walked into the flow'ry fields To see the rich perfume, I walked into the meadows green To tarry for a while, There I met Lone the plow-boy He did my heart beguile. As he was thus a-plowin' The furrows deep and low, A-cuttin' an' slashin' the sod to pieces Some barley for to sow, Oh I wish that handsome plow-boy My eyes had never seen, For Lone the handsome plow-boy With his arrow sharp and clean. A rich an' worthy gentleman A-courtin' to me came. Because I would not marry him My parents did me blame; But alas, young man, forever To you I bid adieu For Lone the handsome plow-boy Has caused my heart to rue. The plow-boy hearin' this lady So sadly to complain, Says he, my honored lady I will ease you of your pain, If you will wed with the plow-boy Forever I'll prove true, For you my heart has wounded An' I love no one but you. The lady quick consented To be his lawful bride So hand in hand to the church they went An' there the knot was tied. An' now that they are married They have gold laid up in store The plow-boy and the lady They do each other adore. From Ozark Folksongs, Randolph Collected from Marcus Freck, IL 1925; he learned from an old woman in AK, 1899 DT #472 Laws O7 RG oct96
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