Died For Love

Melody - from Lincolnshire

A bold young farmer courted me
He gained my heart and my liberty
He gained my heart with a free good will
And I must confess that I love him still.

2. I wish, I wish, but it's all in vain
I wish I was a maid again
But a maid again, that never can be
Since that young farmer lay still with me.

3. I wish my baby little was born
And smiling on his daddy's knee
And I poor girl was in my grave
With the long green grass a-growing all over me

4. There is a house in yonder town,
Where my love goes and sits him down,
And takes some strange girl on his knee,
And tells her things he won't tell me.

5. There is a bird in yonder tree,
Some say he's blind and cannot see,
And I wish it had been the same with me,
When first I met your company.

6. I wish, I wish, but it's all in vain
I wish I was a sweet maid again
But a maid again I never shall be
Till apples grow on an orange tree

7. Dig me my grave long wide and deep
Put a marble stone on my head and feet
And on my breast place a white snow dove
For to let the world know that I died for love


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