My parents have told me but they
ne’re would controle me, but they
would make me a merchant if I
would but stay at home
I took a notion for higher pro-
motion to try other parts of the County
Tyrone. Away down by Menie I
fell a courting a pretty damsel
for a wife of my own.
But as I grew nigher, she grew
more shyer, saying young man
your wife is at home. Then for
a whole season I stayed a con-
tinually a weaving, hoping my
jewel would alter her tone.
Then my love she made a
mention, with a quick apprehension
as far as I was connected from
the county Tyrone. Then she
swore by her conscience she
would take all chances and
and take a trip with me to the County
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