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Sheffield Park In Sheffield Park, oh there did dwell A brisk young lad, I loved him well He courted me my heart to gain He's gone and left me full of pain There is an alehouse in this town There my love goes and sits him down And takes a strange girl on his knee And tells her what he don't tell me I went upstairs to make the bed I laid me down and nothing said My mistress came to me and said What is the matter with you, my maid? 0 mistress mistress you little know The pain and sorrow I undergo It's put your hand on my left breast My fainting heart can take no rest So take this letter to him with speed And give it to him if he can read And bring me an answer without delay For he has stole my heart away She took the letter immediately He read it through while she stood by As soon as he had the letter read Into the fire he threw it with speed How can she think so fond I'd be That I could fancy none but she Man was not made for one alone I take delight to hear her mourn Green leaves they gathered for her bed And a flowery pillow for her head The leaves that blow from tree to tree Shall be a covering for thee from Sedley, Seeds of Love collated from broadsides in Dorset and Essex see also Died for Love, There is a Tavern in the Town, Butcher's Boy SOF
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