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Ballads and Songs
12 THE LASS OF ROCH ROYAL
(Child, No. 76) For a discussion of this ballad and its combination with other songs sung in Virginia, see Davis, No. 21. Combinations similar to those there discussed are included here as appendices. See also version C, stanzas 5 and 6, of John Henry in this collection, beginning,
"Says, who's gonner buy you a gown?" For other American texts, see Barry-Eckstorm-Smyth, p. 149; Belden, No. 91; Brown, p. 9; Combs, p. 134; Cox, No. 13; Sandburg, p. 98; Shearin, p. 4; Shearin and Combs, p. 8; Journal, XXII, 240; XXX, 304.
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Learned by Mrs. Henry in Atlanta, Georgia, when she was a child.
1. Oh, who will shoe my little foot, foot, foot ? Oh, who will shoe my little foot, foot, foot ? Oh, who will shoe my little foot, Whenl am in the foreign land?
2. Oh, papa will shoe my little foot, foot, foot; Oh, papa will shoe my little foot, foot, foot; Oh, papa will shoe my little foot,
When I am in the foreign land.
3. Oh, who will glove my pretty hand, hand, hand? Oh, who will glove my pretty hand, hand, hand ? Oh, who will glove my pretty hand,
When 1 am in the foreign land ?
4. Oh, mama will glove my pretty hand, hand, hand; Oh, mama will glove my pretty hand, hand, hand; Oh, mama will glove my pretty hand,
When I am in the foreign land.
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