English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

122 Songs and Ballads, and 323 Tunes With Lyrics & sheet Music - online book

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My Mother Bid Me
2   My mother she told me to give him a chair.
I gave him a chair and he called me his dear.
3   My father he told me to give him a stool. I gave him a stool and he sat like a foci.
4   My mother she told me to give him some bread. I give him some bread and he nodded his head.
5   My father he told me to give him some meat.
I give him some meat and lord ! how he did eat.
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2   My mother bid me to give him something to eat.
I gave him something to eat and he kicked me six feet.
3   My mother bid me to fix him a bed.
I fixed him a bed and he wished he was dead.
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