Opening verse and fragments of second verse only. In this song, an officer meets a young shepherdess. They fall in love, and when he must leave to fight in war, she dresses up as a soldier and goes with him. He is killed in the fight, and she is killed protecting his body.
This song is usually known as 'The Paisley Officer' or 'India's Burning Sands'. The characters are usually Henry, an officer from Paisley, and Mary, a shepherdess.
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