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Ballads and Songs
"Home in the Old Country." Also recorded by Mrs. Henry, from the singing of Mr. C. L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July 6, 1930.
1. The sailor was sick
And he hung down his head; Asked the little maiden Would she light him to bed.
2.  She lit him to the bed Like a maiden ought to. He said, "My little honey, Won't you come to bed too?"
3.  The sailor jumped up So brave and so bold. In her apron he throwed A handful of gold.
4. Gold shine so bright, A dollar and a half. "Will you marry me?" The little maiden cried.
5. "Home, my little girl, Home you ought to be, Dearest home
In the old countree."
(Mr. Franklin would sing no more.)

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