When Lide Married Him

When Lide married him — w'y, she had to jes' dee-fy
The whole popilation! — But she never bat' an eye!
Her parents begged, and threatened — she must give him up — that he
Wuz jes' " a common drunkard! " —
And he wuz , appearantly. —
Swore they'd chase him off the place
Ef he ever showed his face —
Long after she'd eloped with him and married him fer shore! —
When Lide married him , it wuz " Katy, bar the door! "

When Lide married him — Well! she had to go and be
A hired girl in town somewheres — while he tromped round to see
What he could git that he could do, — you might say, jes' sawed wood
From door to door! — that's what he done — 'cause that wuz best he could!
And the strangest thing, i jing!
Wuz, he didn't drink a thing, —
But jes' got down to bizness, like he someway wanted to,
When Lide married him , like they warned her not to do!

When Lide married him — er, ruther, had be'n married
A little up'ards of a year — some feller come and carried
That hired girl away with him — a ruther stylish feller
In a bran-new green spring-wagon, with the wheels striped red and yeller:
And he whispered, as they driv
To'rds the country, " Now we'll live! " —
And somepin' else she laughed to hear, though both her eyes wuz dim,
'Bout " trustin' Love and Heav'n above , sence Lide married him! "
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