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Ballads and Songs
88
SWEET WILLIE (SWEET LILLIE)
See Cox's head-note to No. 146 for comparisons with many songs under various titles. Cf. Perrow, Journal, XXVIII, 177.
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Sung by Henry Clay Oliver (aged 10), Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August, 1928.
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Cbo.: Wil - lie, sweet Wil - lie, Oh, Wil - lie, fare you 1. My foot's in my stir-rup, My reins in my
well. I'm go-ing a-way to leave you I love you so well, hand. I'm go-ing a-way to leave you [to] some far distant land.
Chorus Willie, sweet Willie, Oh, Willie, fare you well. I'm going away to leave you, 1 love you so well.
1. My foot's in my stirrup, My rein's in my hand; I'm going away to leave you [To]1 some far distant land.
Chorus Willie, sweet Willie, Oh, Willie, fare you well. I'm going away to leave you, I love you so well.
To supplied.
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