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The Maid Freed From the Gallows

No: 95; variant: 95G

  1. ‘HANGMAN, hangman, stop a minute, . . . . . I think I see my father coming, . . . . .
  2. ‘Father, father, have you found the key, And have you come to set me free? Or have you come to see me hanged, Upon this gallows-tree?’
  3. ‘I have not come to see you hanged, Upon the gallows-tree, For I have found the golden key,’ . . . . .