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No. 92
The Keys of Heaven A
Sung by Mrs. Sarah Buckner Hexatonic. Mode 3, a.                                    at Black Mountain, N. C, Sept. 19, 1916
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1. I'll give to you a        pa - per of pins, And that's the way our
love be - gins, If you will mar- ry me, my Miss, If you will mar-ry me.
2   I won't accept your paper of pins, If that's the way our love begins, And I'll not marry you, sir, you, And I'll not marry you.
3   I'll give to you a dress of red, Stitched all around with a golden thread, If you will marry me, etc.
4  I won't accept your dress of red, Stitched all around with a golden thread, And I'll not marry you, etc.
5   I'll give to you a dress of green,
And you may dress as fine as a queen, If you will marry me, etc.
6   I won't accept your dress of green, For I don't dress as fine as a queen, And I won't marry you, etc.
7   I'll give to you a little lap-dog,
That you may nurse as you go abroad, If you will marry me, etc.
8   I won't accept your little lap-dog, For I don't nurse when I go abroad, And I won't marry you, etc.
9   I'll give to you a house and land,
That you may have at your own command, If you will marry me, etc.
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