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American Ballads and Folk Songs
For seven long years I courted Nancy—
Hi! Oh! The rolling river!
For seven long years I courted Nancy—
Ha! Ha! I'm bound away for the wild Miz-zou-rye.
She would not have me for a lover—
Hi! Oh! The rolling river!
She would not have me for a lover—
Ha! Ha! I'm bound away for the wild Miz-zou-rye.
And so she took my fifteen dollars—
Hi! Oh! The rolling river!
And so she took my fifteen dollars—
Ha! Ha! I'm bound away for the wild Miz-zou-rye.
And then she went to Kansas City—
Hi! Oh! The rolling river!
And then she went to Kansas City—
Ha! Ha! I'm bound away for the wild Miz-zou-rye.
And there she had a little sh-sh-baby— *
Hi! Oh! The rolling river!
And there she had a little sh-sh-baby— *
Ha! Ha! I'm bound away for the wild Miz-zou-rye.
She must have had another lover—
Hi! Oh! The rolling river!
She must have had another lover—
Ha! Ha! I'm bound away for the wild Miz-zou-rye.
He must have been a------th Cavalry Soldier—
Hi! Oh! The rolling river!
He must have been a------th Cavalry Soldier—
Ha! Ha! I'm bound away for the wild Miz-zou-rye.
*When this is sung by a group of army men, the chorus sings "sh-sh» while one lone out irrepressibly with "baby."
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