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Over lofty hitis and mountains, alcng the

lonesome dales, Through shady groves and fountains, rich

meadows and sweet vales, We climb'd the rugged woods, and rid o'er

silent lawn, But I was overtaken with my dear Coolen


They hurried me to prison, my hands and

feet they bound, Confin'd me like a murderer, with chains

unto the ground; But this hard, cruel treatment, most cheer

fully I'll stand, Ten thousand deaths I'd suffer, for my

dearest Coolen Bawn.

In came the jailor's son, and to Reily he

did say:

Rise up, unhappy Reily, you must appear

to day, Proud Squire Falliard's anger and power

to withstand, I fear you'll suffer sorely, for your dear

Coolen Bawn.

This is the news, young Reily, last night I

heard of thee : The lady's oath will hang you, or else vill




If that is true, said Reily, some hopes

begin to dawn, For I never can be injured by my dear

Coolen Bawn.

The lady she is sensible, and her tender

youth, If Reily has deluded her, she will declare

the truth; Then, like a spotless angel, before them

she did stand, You are welcome here, said Reily, my

dear Coolen Bawn.

Next spoke the noble Fox, who stood

attentive by, Gentlemen of the jury, for justice we

reply, To hang a man for love, is foul murder,

you may see, So save the life of Reily, and banish'd let

him be.

Then spoke the lovely lady, with tears

in her eyes,

The fault is not sweet Reily's, on me alone

it lies ;

I made him leave his home, sirs, and go

along with me, I lore him to distraction, such is my


The noble lord reply'd, we may let the

prisoner go, The lady hath quite cleard him, the jury

well doth know, She has releas'd young Reily, the bill must

be withdrawu, Then set at large the lover of the fair

Coolen Bawn.

But stop, my lord, he stole her bright

jewels and nice rings, Gold watch, and diamond buckles, with

many costly things : I gave them to my daughter ;-they cost a

thousand pound, When Reily was first taken, those things

with him were found.

She said, my lord, I gave them in token

of true love, He never stole my jewels, I swear by all

above; If you have got them, Reily, pray send

them home to me ; I will, my generous lady, with my thanks

said he.

There is a ring amongst them, I wish for

you to wear, "Tis set with costly diamonds, and plaited

with my hair;

As a token of true friendship, wear it on

your right hand, Think of my broken heart, love, when in

foreign land.

CAROLINE OF EDINBURGH TOWN. Come, all you young men and maidens,

attend unto my rhyme, It's of a young maiden who was scarcely in

her prime; She beat the blushing roses and admired

by all around, Was lovely yovag Caroline of Edinburgh


Young Henry was a Highland man, «

courting to her came, And when her parents came to know, they

did not like the same; Young Henry was offended, and unto her Arise, my dearest Caroline, and with me

run away

did say,

We will both go to London, love, and there

we'll wed with speed, And then lovely Caroline shall bave happi.

dess indeed.

Now enticed by young Henry, she put on

her other gown, And away went Caroline of Edinburgh


Over hills and lofty mountains together

they did roam, In time arrived in London, far from her

happy home; She said, my dearest Henry, wray never

on me frown, Or you'll break the heart of raroline, of

Edinburgh Town.

half a year,

They had not been in Lonr:r more than When , hard-hearted Hellir proved too

severe ; Said Henry, I will go tz 116, our friends

did on me frown, So beg your way, with it le'ay, to Edin

burgh Town.

The fleet is fitting out ie Szpicbead, drop

ping down, And I will join that I !!!, to fight for king

and crown; The gallant tars may 2011 the swirs, or in

the water drown Yet I never will retir 1.:diaburga Town.

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