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The Twa Sisters
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Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Miss Cora Clark, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July 12, 1929.
1. There lived an old lord by the Northern Sea,
Bow'e down! There lived an old lord by the Northern Sea,
Bow and balance to me! There lived an old lord by the Northern Sea And he had daughters, one, two, three.
I'll be true to my love,
If my love will be true to me.
2. A young man came a-courtin' there,
Bow'e down! A young man came a-courtin' there,
Bow and balance to me! A young man came a-courtin' there And fell in love with the youngest fair.
I'll be true to my love,
If my love will be true to me.
3. He bought the youngest a beaver hat,
Bow'c down! He bought the youngest a beaver hat,
Bow and balance to me! He bought the youngest a beaver hat; The oldest sister didn't like that.
I'll be true to my love,
If my love will be true to me.
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