BALTIMORE (© John MacLean 2004/2016)
She rode in from Lawyers' Hill
He sailed from Halifax
Her journey home one hour
For both no turning back
Two roads boldly taken
Crossed near the waterside
His glance, her smile
Forever changed two lives

He dreamed of fame and fortune
She of Paris and of Rome
Dreams detoured to Baltimore
There they made their home

The blue-eyed beauty
Her handsome Scot
Believed their lives fulfilled
Sadly they were not
The lovers found in marriage
His career, her love of gin
Would keep him out so late at night
And slowly do her in

They had filled their home with children
Laughter rang out there
Then their dark secret
Turned dreams into despair

A boy and a girl with blue eyes
Two more darkest brown
Learned well there is pain in love
Then each of them left town
Some found fame and fortune
Each in their way still roams
One tends two graves in Baltimore
The town that was their home

She rode in from Lawyers' Hill
He sailed from Halifax
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