Collected and transcribed by Don Callaway
Irene Sargent West Fork, Ark. Fall 1963
Reel 434, Item 6
CONSTANT FARMER'S SON
There was a wealthy merchant in London town did dwell
Somebody fair and handsome and her parents loved her well
She was courted by lords and squires
But their courting was in vain
There was but one the farmer's son
Could gain poor Mary's heart.
Ha courted her for quite awhile and named the wedding day
Her parents, they consented
But her brothers, they did say
She is courted by lords and squired
And they can't be denied
First we'll betray and then we'll stay the constant farmer's son.
There was a fair held down in town
The brothers they did go inviting Willy's company
With them he agreed to go
And on their way back home that night
They swore that his race was won
They over-powered and the life they took
Of the constant farmer's son.
Mary on her pillow lay
She dreamed an awful dream
She dreamed she saw her true love's blood
Go floating down the stream
Mary arose, put on her clothes
And in search of her love did go
And found her true love murdered
To her parents dear did go.Constant Farmer's Son Reel 434, Item 6 24
Oh parents dear you shall soon hear The deed that has been done On yonder hill so cold and still Lias the constant farmer's son.
In come the brothers saying it was not I In coma the oldest saying the deed I did not do They cursed and swore most bitterly But their cursing was in vain
The deed you've done and you shall bleed for my constant farmer's son.
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