Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

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T:Blacksmith, The
T:A Blacksmith Courted Me
(BA) | G2 E2 G2 (AB) | d6 (AB) | B2 E2 (DE) E2- | E6
(BA) | G2 E2 G2 (AB) | d6 (AB) | B2 E2 (DE) E2- | E6
Bc | d2 d2 e2(ed) | B6 (BA) | G2 E2 (GA) A2- | A6
EF | G2 A2 B2 (cA) | B6 (EF) | (GA) B2 (DE) E2- | E6 ||
W:A blacksmith courted me, nine months and better.
W:He fairly won my heart, wrote me a letter.
W:With his hammer in his hand, he looked quite clever,
W:And if I was with my love, I'd live forever.
W:But where is my love gone, with his cheeks like roses?
W:And his good black billycock on, decked with primroses.
W:I'm afraid the scorching sun will shine and burn his beauty,
W:And if I was with my love I'd do my duty.
W:Strange news is come to town, strange news is carried.
W:Strange news flies up and down that my love is married.
W:I wish them both much joy though they can't hear me.
W:And may God reward him well for the slighting of me.
W:Don't you remember when you lay beside me?
W:And you said you'd marry me and not deny me?
W:If I said I'd marry you, it was only for to try you,
W:So bring your witness, love, and I'll not deny you.
W:Oh, witness have I none save God almighty,
W:And may he reward you well for the slighting of me.
W:Her cheeks grew pale and wan, it made her poor heart tremble,
W:To think she loved the one and he proved deceitful.

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