The original title in the manuscript is 'Farmer and the lady'
In Verse 1 lines 1 to 3 the original text read:
It's of a young squire in Ipswich did dwell.
There was a young lady the squire loved well,
And soon to get married it was his intent
In Verse 2 line 4 the original text read:
Her heart was inflamed and aloud she did cry
In Verse 4 Line 3 the original text read:
She hunted all where the young farmer did dwell
In Verse 7 Line 2 the original text read:
'Tis certain the squire would never approve
In Verse 7 Line 4 the original text read:
By honour I'll gain her or die at her command
This was used as the basis of the version published by Jean Morrison in Wiltshire Folk Songs.
Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2007.