English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No.
ii
The Two Brothers
A
2   Brother, won't you play a game of ball ? Brother, won't you toss a stone ? Brother, won't you play no other game As we go marching home ?
3   I can't play no game of ball, I can't toss no stone,
I can't play no other game. Brother, leave me alone.
4  Brother took out his little penknife, It was sharp and keen.
He stuck it in his own brother's heart, It caused a deadly wound.
5   Brother, take off your little check shirt, Stitched from gore to gore ;
Bind it around the deadly wound. It won't bleed no more.
6   Brother took off his little check shirt, Stitched from gore to gore ;
Bound it around the deadly wound. It didn't bleed no more.
7   Brother, O brother, go dig my grave, Dig it wide and deep.
Bury my bible at my head, My hymn book at my feet.
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