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AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 205 96 THE COURTSHIP OF BILLY GRIMES
''Tomorrow, Pa, I'm sweet sixteen, and Billy Grimes
the drover, Has popped the question to me, Pa, and wants to be
my lover; He's coming here tomorrow, Pa, he's coming bright
and early, And I'm to take a walk with him across the fields of
barley."
"You shall not go, my daughter dear, now there's no
use in talking; You shall not go with Billy Grimes across the fields
a-walking; To think of such presumption, child, that ugly dirty
drover, I don't see where your pride has gone, to think of such
a lover."
"Old Grimes is dead, you know, Papa, and Billy is
so lonely, Old Grimes is dead, you know, Papa, and Billy is the
only Surviving heir to all that's left, a good ten thousand
nearly, Besides he is the only heir of about three thousand
yearly."






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