English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 95
Pretty Peggy O
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2   What would your mother think, Pretty Peggy O, What would your mother think, Pretty Peggy O ?
What would your mother think for to hear the guineas clink And the soldiers marching before ye O ?
3   You shall ride in your coach, Pretty Peggy O, You shall ride in your coach, Pretty Peggy O,
You shall ride in your coach and your true love by your side Just as grand as any lady in the Ario.
4   Come stepping down the stairs, Pretty Peggy O, Come stepping down the stairs, Pretty Peggy O,
Come stepping down the stairs, combing back your yellow hair, Take the last farewell of Sweet William O.
5   If ever I return, Pretty Peggy O, If ever I return, Pretty Peggy O,
If ever I return, the city I will burn down, And destroy all the ladies in the Ario.
6   Our captain he is dead, Pretty Peggy O, Our captain he is dead, Pretty Peggy O,
Our captain he is dead, and he died for a maid And he's buried in the Louisiana country O.
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