Reel 44 , Item 2
Mrs. Dan McCracken
April 4, 1950
"True love, true love, it's let's get married;
How can you treat me this away?
I've worked for you both late and early;
My lawful bride I want you to be."
I saw her dancing with another;
A jealous thought broke through my mind;
Saying, "I'll destroy my own true lover
Before that villain shall beat my time."
I stood a moment looking at her,
This jealous thought still in my mind;
Saying, "I'll destroy ay own true lover;
I'll give her poison in a glass of wine."
I went to the ballroom and there I found her;
"True love, true love, what do you want?"
"Come drink with the one that loves you better
Than anyone else in this wide world."
She picked up the glass and began to drink it;
Her red rosy cheeks had never been pale;
But little did she know what she was drinking
Would lay her in her silent grave.
"True love, true love, will you see me home,
Or wherever I may be?
For the last glass of wine that we drank together
Has made me sick as I can be."
"True love, true love, please don't get angry;
Your conscience are as strong as mine;
True love, true love, it says but only
We've both drank poison in a glass of wine."
She laid her head upon my shoulder,
And bursting out into a cry
Said, "Oh, come take us both to heaven,
For my true lover and me shall die."
Merlin Mitchell, Collector
Transcribed by Irene Carlisle
COME, LET'S GET MARRIED
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