SHOOTING TO KILL!
A lantern light from deeper in the barn
Shone on a man and woman in the door.
'Come in , come in' young William Corder said
'We'll spend a night of passion, that's for sure.
We'll marry in the morning, my sweet love.
Tomorrow we will flee away from here;
Our coming child will bear my noble name!
You'll be an honest woman! Never fear!'
Maria Marten entered in the barn,
She thought she would be wealthy and quite grand.
She looked for love-light in his blazing eyes!
Too late she saw the pistol in his hand!
(A true story!)
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