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4. The old man he come home, His wife for to see. "Whose boots in a corner Where mine ought to be ?"
5. "You old fool, you blind fool, Can't you half see ? Nothing but a milk churn My mama sent to me."
6. "Ten thousand miles to travel, Ten thousand miles or more;
I never seen a churn With heel irons before."
7.  The old man he come home, His wife for to see; "Whose hat on the bed post, Where mine ought to be?"
8. "You old fool, you blind fool, Can't you half see ? Nothing but a strainer
My mama sent to me."
9. "Ten thousand miles to travel, Ten thousand miles or more;
I never seen a strainer With a hat band on before."
10. The old man he come home, His wife for to see; "Whose coat on the chair back Where mine ought to be?"
11. "You old fool, you blind fool, Can't you half see ?
It's nothing but a cover-lid My mama sent to me."
12. "Ten thousand miles to travel, Ten thousand miles or more;
I never saw a cover-lid With a collar to it before."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III