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The Ttva Ststers
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"The Two Sisters." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August 13, 1930.
1. Two little sisters loved one man, Sing I dum, sing I dey;
Two little sisters loved one man,
The boys are bound for me.
Two little sisters loved one man;
Johnny loved the youngest the little the best,
Says I'll be kind to my true-love,
If she'll be kind to me.
2. Johnny bought the youngest a beaver hat, Sing I dum, sing I dey;
Johnny bought the youngest a beaver hat;
The boys are bound for me.
Johnny bought the youngest a beaver hat;
The oldest one thought hard of that,
Says I'll be kind to my true-love,
If she'll be kind to me.
3. Johnny bought the youngest a gay, gold ring, Sing I dum, sing I dey;
Johnny bought the youngest a gay, gold ring;
The boys are bound for me.
Johnny bought the youngest a gay, gold ring
And never bought the oldest a single thing,
Says I'll be kind to my true-love,
If she'll be kind to me.
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