Fayette beside King Lewis stood

Fayette beside King Lewis stood
He saw him sign his hand
And soon he saw the famine rage
About the fruitful land

Fayette beheld the Queen to smile
And wink her lovely eye
And soon he saw the pestilence
From street to street to fly

Fayette beheld the King & Queen
In tears & iron bound
But mute Fayette wept tear for tear
And guarded them around

[Fayette Fayette thourt bought & sold
For well I see thy tears
Of Pity are exchanged for those
Of selfish slavish fears]

[Fayette beside his banner stood
His captains false around
Thourt bought & sold]
Who will exchange his own fire side
For the steps of anothers door
Who will exchange his wheaten loaf
For the links of a dungeon floor

[Who will exchange his own hearts blood
For the drops of a harlots eye]

[Will the mother exchange her new born babe
For the dog at the wintry door
Yet thou dost exchange thy pitying tears
For the links of a dungeon floor

Fayette Fayette thourt bought & sold
And sold is thy happy morrow
Thou gavest the tears of Pity away
In exchange for the tears of sorrow]

Fayette beheld the King & Queen
In [tears] curses & iron bound
But mute Fayette wept tear for tear
And guarded them around

Who will exchange his own fire side
For the [steps] stone of anothers door
Who will exchange his wheaten loaf
For the links of a dungeon floor

O who would smile on the wintry seas
[Or] & Pity the stormy roar
Or who will exchange his new born child
For the dog at the wintry door
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