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American Ballads and Folk Songs
FARE THEE WELL, BABE
Chorus:
Fare thee, O babe, fare thee well,
Fare thee, O babe, fare thee well,
I done all I could do,
Try'n' to git along with you.
So fare thee, O babe, fare thee well.
I love you, black gal, God knows I do,
I love Pum yo' head to yo' feet and clean th'ough,
So fare thee, O babe, fare thee well.
I love you, black gal, God knows I do,
'Fo' I'll be mistreated I'll kill myself an' you.
So fare thee, O babe, etc.
I'm packin' my trunk, my satchel, too,
Caze Ise a-gwine 'way jes' as far as I kin Pum you.
Dat eas'-boun' train done blowed an' gone, An' Ise a-gwine too, jes' as sho' as you a' bo'n.
I been as good as a man could be,
But I done foun' out dat you jes' ain't true to me.
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