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Springfield Mountain (4) Near Springfield Mountain there did dwell A lovely damsel known full well Lieutenant Carter's only gal Her father's joy and named Sal One day this damsel tript it quick Down to the stream to berries pick She hadn't picked but two or three When her foot slipped and in went she She uttered an awful yell When into that swift stream she fell And then sunk down beneath the wave Because no hand was near to save Her lover saw the awful sight And ran to her with all his might But when out of the stream he took her All signs of life had quite forsook her And from the stream he took her out And quickly rolled her all about But when he found her soul had fled He wrung his hands and cri-i-ed. And then her lifeless form he bore Unto her anxious mother's door Saying, "Mrs. Carter here you see All that's left of your Sallie." The awful news spread through her brain And down she fell nor spoke again The lover he some poison took And throwed himself into the brook And told his ghost to follow arter His own dear Sal and Mrs. Carter ( Because you see he sought to be With them through all eternity) From Songs the Whalemen Sang, Huntiungton Collected from the Journal of Braganza, 1845 Note: last two lines supplied by Huntington DT #314 Laws G16 tune: "Doxology" RG
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