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Black Jack David

[G]Black Jack David came runnin

g through the woods,

and he sang so loud and [C]gaily,

[G]made the hills around him ring,

and he charmed the heart of a [D]lady,

and he charmed the heart of a [G]lady.

 

How old are you, my pretty little miss,

how old are you, my honey ?

She answered him with a silly little smile,

”I'll be sixteen next Sunday,

I'll be sixteen next Sunday.”

 

Come go with me, my pretty little miss,

come go with, me my honey !

I'll take you across the deep blue sea,

for you never shall want for money,

where you never shall want for money.

 

She pulled off her high-heeled shoes,

they were made of Spanish leather.

She put on those  low-heeled shoes,

and they both rode off together,

and they both rode off together.

 

Last night I lay on a warm feather bed,

beside my husband and baby.

Tonight I lay on the cold, cold ground, 

by the side of Black Jack David,

by the side of Black Jack David.








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