Claude Allen and his dear old father
Have met their fatal doom at last.
Poor Claude was young but still very handsome
But still had hopes until the end.
That he might end some way or other
And escape his death at (rich man’s pend)?
But the governor being so hard hearted
Not caring what his friends might say.
He finally took his sweet life from him
And in the cold ground his boy lay.
This young man had a pretty sweetheart
Who weeps and mourns for the one she loves,
She hopes to meet beyond God’s river
A fair young face of the heaven above.
Come all young men you must take warning
Be careful how you go astray
Or you may be like poor Claude Allen
And have this awful debt to pay.
High up on yonder, on yonder green mountain
Claude Allen sleeps beneath the clay
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