My Father's Servant Boy Come all you old, both great and small, attend unto my fame; There's none of you will pity me but those who felt the same. I lived between Duncannon and the town of Duncalloy, And now I'm in America with my father's servant boy. My father he would have me wed unto a gentleman; Next day in church we were to meet to join in wedlock band. The night before, I stole from them unto a village nigh, Where I did meet my own true love, my father's servant boy. I took my love along with me, I cared for nothing more; I bid farewell to all my friends, likewise to the Shamrock shore. To Belfast town we both went down and soon found Captain Coy, And in his ship I sailed away with my father's servant boy. When we got to America our money we did spend, And some time was supported by a true Irish friend, Till a gentleman from Ireland he did my love employ. Two pounds a week I do receive from my father's servant boy. They wrote me a letter to Philadelphia town: If I would go home again I would get five hundred pound. This news I sent to them from Philadelphia town: Where they are worth a shilling there, here I am worth one pound. From Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia, Mackenzie Collected from Richard Hines DT #578 Laws M11 RG oct96
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