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American Ballads and Folk Songs
O darlin', you can't love but one,
O darlin', you can't love but one,
Oh, you can't love but one and have any fun.
O darlin', you can't love but one,
O darling you can't love two,
O darlin', you can't love two,
Oh, you can't love two, and still to me be true.
O darlin', you can't love two.
O darlin', you can't love three,
O darlin', you can't love three,
Oh, you can't love three, and still be true to me.
O darling you can't love three.
O darlin', you can't love four,
O darlin', you can't love four,
Oh, you can't love four, and love me any more.
O darlin', you can't love four.
O darlin', you can't love five,
O darlin', you can't love five,
Oh, you can't love five, and get honey from the hive.
O darlin', you can't love five.
POLLY WILLIAMS*
"This ballad," writes Sam P. Bayard, "was composed in southwestern Pennsylvania, and celebrates an occurrence of the year 1810. A man of a wealthy family had seduced a country girl, and under pretense of taking her to be married, he led her to a place called White Rocks —near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania,—where he threw
♦From the collection of Sam P. Bayard, State College, Pennsylvania. Music as sung by Mrs. Nancy White and Mrs. Annie Braden, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
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