English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Two Sisters
12   O what will we do with her hair so long ? We'll take it and we'll make harp strings.
13   O the farmer was hung by the gallows so high, And the sister was burned by the stake close by.
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Sung by Mr. Wesley Batten at Mount Fair, Albermarle County, Va., Sept. 22, 1916
2   There came a young man a-courting there, And he made the choice of the youngest there.
3   He made her a present of a beaver's hat, The oldest thought a heap of that.
4  O sister, O sister, just walk out
To see those vessels a-sailing about.
5   The oldest pushed the youngest in. She did struggle and she did swim.
6   O sister, O sister, give me your hand, And I will give you my house and land.
7   I will not give you my hand,
But I will marry that young man.
8   The miller picked up his drab hook, And then he fished her out of the brook.
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