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Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
10. "How do you like my curtains?" he says, "And how do you like my sheet ? And how do you like my gaily dee, That's in your arms asleep, sleep, That's in your arms asleep ?"
ii. "Very well I like your curtains," he says, "And very well I like your sheet; Much better do I like your gaily dee, That's in my arms asleep, sleep, That's in my arms asleep."
12. "Rise up, rise up," 'igh Donald, he says, "Some clothing to put on.
It never shall be said in old England That I slew you a naked man, man, That I slew you a naked man."
13. "How can I rise," little Matty Groves says, "How can I rise for my life ?
And you have two good swords And I not as much as a knife, knife, And I not as much as a knife."
14. "I know 1 have two good swords; They cost me deep in the purse. You may have the very best one And J will take the worst, worst, And 1 will take the worst."
15. "You may have the very first lick And strike it like a man
And I will take the very next lick And I'll kill you if I can, can, And I'll kill you if I can."
16.  The very first hck little Matty Groves struck, He struck him on the head.
The very next lick 'igh Donald struck, He killed little Matty Groves dead, dead, He killed little Matty Groves dead.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III