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Ballads and Songs
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TWELVE APOSTLES (The Ten Commandments)
Cf. Shearin and Combs, p. 34; Campbell and Sharp, No. 109; Brown, p. 11; Flanders and Brown, pp. 8384. For an English text with the music, see Sharp's One Hundred English Folksongs, p. 226; see also Fuson, p. 187.
"The Two Little White Babes." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August, 1930.
1. Two of them were lily white babes; Oh, to my one to my wandering All alone
Never more shall be so.
2. Three of them were strivers;
Two of them were lily white babes; Oh, to my one to my wandering All alone Never more shall be so.
3. Four are the bambrews o'er the bow; Three of them were strivers;
Two of them were lily white babes; Oh, to my one to my wandering All alone Never more shall be so.
4. Five the bambrew makers;
Four are the bambrews o'er the bow;
Three of them were strivers;
Two of them were lily white babes;
Oh, to my one to my wandering
All alone
Never more shall be so.
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