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17. He tuk his wife by the hand And pulled her down on his knee. "How do you like my ruby lips ? How do you like my chin, chin ? How do you like my chin?"
18. "Well do I like your ruby lips, Well do I like your chin,
Much better do I like litde Matty Groves Than you and all your kin, kin, Than you and all your kin."
"Lord Daniel." The song was recorded by a student in Lincoln Memorial University.
1. First come down was dressed in red; The next come down in green;
The next come down Lord Daniel's wife As fine as any queen, queen, queen; As fine as any queen.
2.  She cast her eyes all around and about; She cast her eyes all through;
She cast her eyes on little Mathie Grave: "This night I'll sleep with you, you, ah, you; This night I'll sleep with you."
3. "How can I dare to sleep with you? How can I risk my life ?
I'll swear by the ring that you wear on your hand, You are Lord Daniel's wife, wife, wife; You are Lord Daniel's wife."
4. "It makes no difference whose wife I am, To you nor no other man;
We'll go away and lock ourselves up,
And our hearts be just the same as one, one, one;
Our hearts be the same as one."

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III