Variant of "John Lewis" and also
POOR ANNIE 5 5
When he first come to see her, he behaved himself well,
He said they’d be married and all would be well.
He told her to meet him at Adames’ Springs,
Some money he’d give her and other fine things.
But nothing did he give but flatteries;
He said they’d be married and there’d be no disgrace.
He took her up behind him and off they did go
To the banks of Deep River where the waters do flow.
"Come now my dear Annie, I’ll tell you my mind
I intend for to drown you and leave you behind."
"Oh pity your infant and spare my life!
Let me be rejected and not be your wife!’
"No pity, no pity," this hero did cry.
In the bottom of Deep River your body shall lie."
"No mercy, no mercy," poor Annie did cry
And lamentations just before she did die.
When he turned himself around he was struck quite dumb.
He saw Annie struggling just below the mill dam.
She threw up her hands and these words did she say,
"Lord forgive my transgressions, I’m drowned today."
Now Annie was missing as we all do know,
And hunting for poor Annie the people all did go.
‘Twas thus that they found her a floating on the deep,
And all them that saw her they did sigh and weep.
They jury was gathered to behold that sad sight,
And Annie lay on the bank all that long weary night.
Then up she jumped and these words did she say,
"George Lewis drowned Annie and he has run away."
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