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Ballads and Songs
49
THE BUGABOO
See Combs, Folk-Songs du Midi desútats-Unis^ p. 214.
"The Buggerboo." Obtained from Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, October, 1930.
1. My love come to my bed side; So bitterly she did weep;
At last she jumped in the bed with me; She was afraid of the buggerboo.
2. All in the first part of that night Me and my love did play;
All in the latter part of that night She rolled in my arms till day.
3.  The night being gone And the day a-coming on:
"Wake up, wake up, my own true love, For the buggerboo done gone."
4. All in the first part of that year She blushed in the face;
All in the latter part of that year Grew thicker through the waist.
5. And about nine months afterwards She brought forth me a fine son And you can see as well as me What the buggerboo has done.
6. In a year or two I married that girl; She made me a virtuous wife;
I never told her of her faults In all days of my life.
7.1 never told her of her faults; Bedog my eyes if I do! But every time the baby cries I think of the buggerboo.
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