English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 102
Seven Long Years
2   I have a good old father at home, And I've cost him many a pound, And now to make amends for this, I'll travel the whole world round.
3   I have a good old mother at home, I've caused her a many a tear, And now to make amends for this, I'll travel far and near.
4   I have a good little sister at home,
And she gave me a good piece of advice, Said for me to stay with my kind old parents And to marry me a pretty little wife.
5   I have a good little sweetheart at home, She gave me a broad piece of gold; It'll neither buy me a house nor a home, Nor save my soul from hell;
It'll only buy me a full flowing bowl, That the ladies may drink their fill.
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