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12. Was one of Lord Daniel's very best friends Was wishing Mathie Grave no harm;
He blowed Lord Daniel's bugle horn
To give Mathie Grave a warn, warn, warn;
To give Mathie Grave a warn.
13.  Little Mathie Grave said to his lady: "I must get up and go;
1 hear Lord Daniel coming now; J hear his bugle blow, blow, blow; I hear his bugle blow."
14. "Lie down, he down in bed with me And keep my back from the cold, For it is my father's shepherd dog Driving the sheep to the fold, fold, fold; Driving the sheep to the fold."
15.  They rolled and tumbled all over the bed Till they both fell asleep,
And when they woke up next morning Lord Daniel stood at their feet, feet, feet; Lord Daniel stood at their feet.
16. "How do you like my curdance fine? How do you like my sheets ?
How do you like my old true love
That lies in thy arms asleep, sleep, sleep ?
That lies in thy arms asleep ?"
17. "Very well 1 like your curdance fine, Also do I like your sheets;
Much better do I love your old true love, That lies in my arms asleep, sleep, sleep; That lies in my arms asleep."
18.  "Rise up, Little Mathie Grave, And put your clothing on,
It never shall be said that I came from Fair Scotland And slew a naked man, man, man; And slew a naked man."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III