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4. 'Long about the middle of the night He grew very bold
And into my apron He threw handful of gold. The gold hit glistened And it shined so bright It caused me to sleep With the sailor all night.
5. But if I have baby, What I am the worse ? The gold in my apron
And the money in my purse. The gold in my apron For to buy it milk and bread; That's whpt I got for lighting A sailor to bed.
6. I'll buy me a nurse
And I'll pay the nurse's fee;
I'll buy me a nurse
And I'll pay the nurse's fee;
I'll buy me a nurse
And I'll pay the nurse's fee;
And I'll pass for some maid
In a furnn countree.
7. If it's a boy,
He shall run the raging sea With a little starry fold cap And a roundabout so blue,
Fighting to free the niggers Like his daddy used to do.
8. If it's a boy, He shall fight for its king; And if it's a girl It shall wear a gold ring. She shall wear a gold ring With a top-knot so blue And crawl to bed with sailors Like its mother used to do.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III