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House carpenter; James Harris (The daemon lover); We've met, we've met, said the house carpenter

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Sargent, Irene


voice Fall, 1963 Collected and transcribed Irene Sargent by Don Callaway West Fork, Ark. Fall 1963 25 Reel 434 Item 7 HOUSE CARPENTER We've met, we've met, said the house carpenter We've met, we've met, says he I have just returned from the salt water sea And all for the sake of thee It's all for the sake of thee. If you foresake your house and land And go along with me I have seven ships that sail on the sea And shall be at your command And shall be at your command. If I forsake my house and land And also my dear babe And go along with you What will you support me on What will you support me on I have seven ships sailing on the sea all laden down with gold And they each have seven slaves. She dressed her baby up so neat and laid it on the bed Saying lay there, lay there you sweet little babe And keep your father company And keep your father company. They had not been sailing but a week I'm sure it was not more Until the fair damsel began to weep And she wept most bitterly And she wept most bitterly.House Carpenter Reel 434, Item 7 Continued What are you weeping for my love? Are you weeping for my gold? I'm weeping for my sweet little babe That I left when I came to sea That I never shall see any more That I never shall see...
Callaway, Don (Collector of folk music)Callaway, Don (Collector of folk music)
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