Chief Douglas' Daughter

The night fell dark; the lovers' barque
By Cupid's aid befriended
The land was made, the J.P. paid
And all their troubles ended.
And in the morn, the gallant Drake
While brailing up his spanker
Espied the lovers in a bay
Quite cosily at anchor.

Quick alongside impetuously
He boarded in a passion
"Come back!" said he; "I shan't!" said she
"We're married Yankee fashion."
"Ah! Is it so?" cried Drake. "Alas!"
None destiny can master;
Since Jonathan has tied you fast
John Bull must tie you faster!"

"Come back! It is your sire's command
Though all our plans you've blighted
And since you've been united here
You'll there be reunited."
Back then they came and in the Church
Both Pa and Ma consenting
The pair were wed, went home to bed
And Drake was left lamenting.

 

 

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