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The Maid Freed From the Gallows

No: 95; variant: 95H

  1. ‘STOP, stop! . . . . . . . . I think I see my mother coming, . . . . .
  2. ‘Oh mother, hast brought my golden ball, And come to set me free? . . . . . . . . . .
  3. ‘I’ve neither brought thy golden ball, Nor come to set thee free, But I have come to see thee hung, Upon this gallows-tree.’
  4. ‘Stop, stop! . . . . . . . . I think I see my father coming, . . . . .
  5. ‘O father, hast brought my golden ball, And come to set me free? . . . . . . . . . .
  6. ‘I’ve neither brought thy golden ball, Nor come to set thee free, But I have come to see thee hung, Upon this gallows-tree.’
  7. ‘Stop, stop! . . . . . . . . I see my sweet-heart coming, . . . . .
  8. ‘Sweet-heart, hast brought my golden ball, And come to set me free? . . . . . . . . . .
  9. ‘Aye, I have brought thy golden ball, And come to set thee free; I have not come to see thee hung, Upon this gallows-tree.’