Away Down East
Away down East, away down West
Away down Alabama:
The only girl that I love best
Her name is Susy Anna.
I took her to a ball one night
And sat her down to supper:
The table fell and she fell too
And stuck her nose in the butter.
The butter, the butter
The holy margarine
Two black eyes and a jelly nose
And the rest all painted green.
Ritchie Singing Street (1964), 26; skipping song from
Edinburgh, c. 1914.