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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Scarcely three weeks after, and she was called to go,
And her last request was to be laid by her lover, young Monroe.
Come all you brave shanty-boys, I'd have you call and see Two green graves by the river side where grows the hemlock tree; The shanty-boys cut off the wood where lay those lovers low— Tis the handsome Clara Clark and her true love, brave Monroe.
BUNG YER EYE*
I am a jolly shanty-boy, As you will soon discover} To all the dodges I am fly, A hustling pine-woods rover. A peavy hook it is my pride, An ax I well can hlkndlej To fell a tree or punch a bull, Get rattling Danny Randall.
Bung yer eye: bung yer eye.
I love a girl in Saginaw,
She lives with her mother j
I defy all Michigan,
To find such another.
She's tall and fat, her hair is red,
Her face is plump and pretty;
She's my daisy Sunday best-day girl,
And her front name stands for Kitty.
Bung yer eye: bung yer eye.
I took her to a dance one night, A mossback gave the bidding, Silver Jack bossed the shebang,
•Words sent by Stewart Edward White in 1909.
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