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AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 99
And Dad he went and carried the news And here come Sal without her shoes.
"0 John," said Sal, "why did you go Down in that wheatfield for to mow?" "0 Sal," said John, "I thought you knowed That Daddy's wheat had for to be mowed."
(C) IN SPRINGFIELD MOUNTAIN
In Springfield Mountain there did dwell
Come-a-row In Springfield Mountain there did dwell A lovely couple that I love so well.
He went out in the meadow for to mow, When a garter snake gathered him by the toe.
He mowed just twice around the field • When a rattle-snake gathered him by the heel.
0, he stepped back as he thought best Right mto a yaller-jacket's nest.
"0, Billie dear, why did you go Out in the meadow for to mow?"
"0, Mary dear, I thought you knowed 'Twas your pa's hay and it had to be mowed."