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There Was A Simple Maiden

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Traditional
  1. There was a simple maiden, Long ago, yes, long ago,
    Whose heart with grief was laden. Pray how came it so?
    She thought upon the knight who dwelt Within the castle yonder,
    Keen was the pain she felt As on him she would ponder,
    Keen was the pain she felt As on him she would ponder.
  2. Then did she die of grieving? No, no., no, it was not so.
    Now yonder she is living Old enough I trow.
    The knight observed her downcast eye, And learned the cause of sorrow,
    "Maiden no longer sigh, I'll marry thee tomorrow,
    Maiden no longer sigh ,I'll marry thee tomorrow."
  3. In manner she was homely You must know, yes, you must know
    But oh! her face was comely, Very long ago
    And though she was of lowly birth And owned no golden treasure,
    He thought her simple worth A dowry past all measure
    He thought her simple worth A dowry past all measure.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah