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The Lass of Rocb Royal
APPENDIX
B
"Little Betty Ann." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of
Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Tennessee, August, 1930. If "Betty
Anne" suggests the theme of the song, it changes to "The False Young
Man" and "The Lass of Roch Royal."
1. Little Betty Ann, she, pretty litde girl, She broke my heart in two,
Caze I was just a little boy
And didn't know how to do. Chorus I'm a-going away; I'm a-coming back again, If I go ten-thousand miles. I'm a-going away; I'm a-coming back again, If I go ten-thousand miles.
2. What if you get sick, my love, And die so far from home ?
No one to hold your aching head, Nor hear your pitiful moans. Chorus
3. Oh, if I get sick, my love, And die so far from home,
Pray God may hold my aching head And hear my pitiful moan. Chorus
4. Who will shoe your pretty little foot ? And who will glove your hand ?
And who will kiss your sweet rubby lips, When in the foreign land ? Chorus
5. My papa will shoe my pretty little foot; My mama will glove my hand;
And you can kiss my sweet rubby lips, When I'm in the foreign land. Chorus
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