MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
The Prisoner of Newfoundland
Joe Sutton NFLD 2 Tape 17 Track 4
St. Shott's Audio:

LEACH: All right sing away. I’ll hold it for you...I'll hold it

Within my prison cell so dreary
Alone l sit with aching heart
And thinking of my lonely darling
From her forever l must part

The rose she gave me as a token
She said twas just to light my gloom
To let me know her heart was broken
To cheer me ere l meet my doom

She said l plucked it from the garden
Where once we wandered side by side
And now you hopes of pardon
And l can never be your bride

The judge he would not b'lieve my story
The jury said l had to pay
And to the rose in all its glory
Not guilty is all l have to say

She wrote- ah
Farewell sweetheart for in the morning
I will meet my maker and repose
And when I’ll die at daylight’s dawning
Against my heart you'll find a rose


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