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Young Edmund in the Lowlands Low
7. "Oh, father, oh, dear father, You'll make a public show
For murdering of my driver boy, Who drove in the Lowlands low."
8.  The fish that swims in the ocean Floats over my true-love's breast. His body's in a general motion And I hope he is at rest.
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"Miss Emma." Obtained from Miss Jessie Pressley, Montreat, North Carolina, July, 1932.
1.  Miss Emma was a fair made miss Who loved the driver boy
Who use to drive the mail from jail To gain way down in the Lowland low, Who use to drive the mail from jail To gain way down in the Lowland low.
2.  "My father owns a boarding house On yon banky side.
Go, ye, go there and enter in And there this night abide, Go, ye, go there and enter in, And there this night abide.
3.  "Be sure you tell them nothing, Nor let my parents know Your name is young Edmund Who drove in the Lowland low, Your name is young Edmund Who drove in the Lowland low."
4. Young Edmund fell a-drinking Till time to go to bed;
He didn't know his soul that night Would part his neck and head, He didn't know his soul that night Would part his neck and head.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III