Books Notated Music The farmer's daughter. H. De Marsan, 54 Chatham Street, New York
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The FARMER'S DAUGHTER.
The FARMER'S DAUGHTER.
It is of a rich farmer, I dare not tell his name:
He had but one daughter, of honor and fame.
She was courted by many: but she slighted them all,
For the love of a sailor, who was handsome and tall.
But, when her old father came to find out the joke,
He sent for his daughter, his daughter to rebuke,
Saying: Cannot you make a better choice your arms to embrace,
Than to wed with a sailor, your friends to disgrace!
O father, dear father! there is but one thing I crave;
There is none but a sailor.. the sailor boy I will have!
For, he is my jewel, and I am his joy..
If I can't have my sailor boy, my life Ill destroy.
O daughter, dear daughter! there is but one thing you crave;
There is none but a sailor you say you will have;
Now, go and get married, and don't talk to me:
And when 'tis all over, we will agree.
The day was appointed this couple to wed,
And great preparations, to be sure, there was made;
But, instead of a wedding, it was a sorrowful day:
For, the press-gang was sent for, and Jack pressed to sea.
She cut off her hair, and she dressed in man's clothes:
Then, down by yon sea-shore, like a sailor she goes;
She had not been there long, ere it fell to her lot
To be cased in her own true Love's vessel, though he knew it not.
One night, as this young man lay, making his moans,
Saying: Once, I had a true love, but now I have none;
Saying, Once, I had a true love, and we did agree;
But her cruel parents have pressed me to sea..
Says she: I am a scholar brought up with my pen,
I tell people's fortunes, a little now and then;
Come, tell me your age, and I will cast up your lot,
And see if you will gain your own true love or not.
He told her his age, from the day of his birth.
Says she: your misfortunes bring joy and great mirth;
It lies in my power to bring her to you:
And into his arms, like lightning, she flew.
The Captain, standing by and hearing the joke,
He sent for the priest with his long black cloak:
This couple was married, amid that ship's crew;
And, ever since then, they have proved loyal and true.
H. DE MARSAN, Publisher,
54 Chatham Street, New York.