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Lady Alice
(Child, No. 8j) For American texts, see Brown, p. 9; Campbell and Sharp, No. 22; Cox, No. 17; Davis, No. 25; Hudson, No. 14; Reed Smith, No. 9; Reed Smith, Ballads, No. 9; Journal, XXVIII, 151 (Perrow); XXX, 317 (Kittredge); XXXIX, 102 (Hudson); XXXII, 500 (Richardson); The Survey, New York, January 2, 1915, XXXIII, 373.
"George Collins." Obtained from Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August 12, 1930. The song was recorded by Mrs. Henry.
1. George Collins rode home One cold winter night And taken sick and died.
2. Little Nellie being in the other room A-sewing on her silk so fine,
And when she heard her George was dead, She lay her silk aside.
3. She weeped, she moaned for her true-love.
"O daughter, O daughter, what makes you weep ? There are more pretty boys than George."
4. "O mother, O mother, I know that's true, But he's got this heart of mine.
5. "Set down the coffin, unscrew the lid, And roll back the linen so fine, And let me kiss his cold clay lips. I'm sure he'll never kiss mine."

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