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The Yorkshire Bite
5. "You go to that young man, Tell he come unto me, And grant me his love
Or ruined I will be."
6. "Am I the doctor You sent for her
Or am I the young man Who you love so dear?"
7. "You are the doctor That can kill or cure; Without your assistance I am ruined I am sure."
(Secondary Form of Child, No. 283) For this parallel of "The Crafty Farmer" see Combs, Folk-Songs du Midi deshtats-Unis, p. 149 (a West Virginia text in which a South Carolina man's Negro servant is praised by his master for putting upon a Virginia villain "A South Carolina Bite"); Barry-Eckstorm-Smyth, p. 406 (three versions); Barry, Journal, XXIII, 451; Kittredge, Journal, XXX, 367; Flanders and Brown, p. 234.
"Robber Song." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Lee Johnson, Pyatt, North Carolina, July, 1930. Mrs. Johnson obtained the song from her brother, Monty, who learned it at a logging camp at Wilson Creek, N. C.
1. "Come down, come down," said the farmer to his son, "To make you some money" (and his name was John). "Here's a cow you can take her to the fair. She's in good order and it's her 1 can spare." Lake tothers-tothers Come - a - ran - tan - e - 0.

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