A bold young farmer courted me

He stole my heart and my liberty

He stole my heart, without free good will

And I must confess that I love him still


I wish, I wish but it's all in vain

I wish I was a maid again

But a maid again, I never can be 

Since such a young fellow lies still by me


There sits a bird in yonder tree

Some say he's blind and cannot see

And I wish it was the same with me

Before I took up with your company


I wish my babe so tiny was born

And smiling on his father's knee

And I poor girl was dead and gone

With the green grass growing all over me


Go dig my grave, dig long and deep

Place a marble stone at my head and feet

And on my heart put a snow white dove

To let the world know that I died for love

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