Mrs. G. L. Bostic Mooresboro, N. C. March 23, 1938
4 3 SWEET SALLY
A noble young squire from London he came To court this fair damsel, and Sally by name, Her being so lofty and a fortune so high That 'twas on this young squire She would scarce cast her eye.
"Oh, Sally, sweet Sally, pretty Sally!" said he, "I'm fearing your beauty my ruin will be. Unless your hatred all turn into love." "I've no hatred for you, Sir; I've no other man--- But to say that I love Is more than I can."
About six months after---the seventh not past I heard of this young lady's misfortune at last She was pierced through the breast And she knew not in what form, So She sent for this young lawyer Whom she had slighted and scorned.
As he approached the bedside He said, "Is the pain in you head, love, Or is it in your side?" "No, Sir, you've not the right guess. The pain that's so piercing Is right here in my breast."
"Oh, Sally, sweet Sally, pretty Sally," said he Do you remember when you slighted me? You slighted me most shamefully, Likewise and you scorned; Now I will reward you for what is past and gone." "I hope you'll forgive me for what's past and gone And spare me some longer A time for to live."
"I'll never forgive you Whilst I have a breath, But will dance on your grave When you're laid in the earth."
'Twas off her fingers Pulled diamond rings three. "Take these rings and wear them While dancing on me."
"They tell me the buried Shall rest in the ground. Peace and good will to Every nation around.
"Farewell to my kindred, Farewell to my friends; Farewell to my pretty Johnny, God make him a man.
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