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Dmi C1. Susanna Martin was a witch Dmiwho dwelt in Amesbury F Cwith brilliant eye and saucy tongue Dmishe worked her sorcery F Cand when into the judges court Dmi Amithe sheriffs brought her hither Bb Amithe lilacs drooped as she passed by Bb C Dmiand then were seen to wither. 2. A witch she was, though trim and neat with comely head held high it did not seem that one as she with Satan so would vie and when in court when the afflicted ones proclaimed her evil ways she laughed aloud and boldly then met Cotton Mathers gaze. 3. "Who hath bewitched these maids" he asked and strong was her reply "If they be dealing in black arts ye know as well as I" and then the stricken ones made moan as she approached near they saw her shaped upon the beam so none could doubt 'twas there. 4. The neighbors 'round swore to the truth of her Satanic powers that she could fly o'er land and stream and come dry shod through showers at night 'twas said she had appeared a cat of fearsome mien "avoid she-devil" they had cried to keep their spirits clean. 5. The spectral evidence was weighed then stern the parson spoke "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live 'tis written in the Book" Susanna Martin so accused spoke with flaming eyes "I scorn these things for they are naught but filthy gossips lies." 6. Now those bewitched they cried her out and loud their voice did ring they saw a bird above her head an evil yellow thing and so beneath a summer sky Susanna Martin died and still in scorn she faced the rope her comely head held high.