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2. He took that cow and he started to the fair; Hadn't been gone long till he met with a man; Hadn't been gone long till he met with a man; He sold that cow for six pounds of tan.
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3. He went down to the bar-room to get him a drink; The money was paid right down in chink; There was a lady all dressed so fine,
She sewed that money in his coat line. Like tothers - tothers Come a - ran - tan - e - 0.
4.  The boy got out and he started for his home;
The robbers they mounted and they come following on. "If you are going down the road for a few miles, Hop on behind and we'll both take a ride." Like tothers - tothers Come - a - ran - tan - e - 0.
5. Hadn't been gone more than a mile that way Till robbers said, "I'll tell you in plain;
It's your money I want without any strife; If I don't get it, I'll end your sweet life." Like tothers - tothers Come - a - ran - tan - e - 0.
6. The boy ran his hands in his pockets and pulled his money out. In a high patch of weeds he strew it all about
And the robber jumped off to pick up the loss
And the boy jumped in the saddle and rode off with the horse.
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7. "Come back, come back," the robber he roared; "Come back, come back," the robber he roared; "Come back, come back," the robber he roared; "I'll give you your own and ten thousand more." Lake tothers - tothers
Come - a - ran - tan - e - 0.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III