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4. Two little sisters going down the stream, Sing I dum, sing I dey;
Two little sisters going down the stream;
The boys are bound for me.
Two little sisters going down the stream;
The oldest pushed the youngest in,
Says I'll be kind to my true-love,
If she'll be kind to me.
5. "Sister Martha, give me your hand," Sing I dum, sing I dey;
"Sister Martha, give me your hand;" The boys are bound for me. "Sister Martha, give me your hand; You may have my house and land," Says I'll be kind to my true-love, If she'll be kind to me.
6. "Sister Martha, give me your glove," Sing I dum, sing I dey;
"Sister Martha, give me your glove;" The boys are bound for me. "Sister Martha, give me your glove And you may have my own true-love," Says I'll be kind to my true-love, If she'll be kind to me.
7. "I'll neither give you my hand nor glove," Sing I dum, sing I dey;
"I'll neither give you my hand nor glove;"
The boys are bound for me.
"Til neither give you my hand nor glove,
But I will have your house and love,"
Says I'll be kind to my true-love,
If she'll be kind to me.
8.  She floated down in the miller's dam, Sing I dum, sing I dey;
She floated down in the miller's dam; The boys are bound for me. She floated down in the miller's dam; The miller drawed her safe to land, Says I'll be kind to my true-love, If she'll be kind to me.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III