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Sweet Willie
2. Your parents don't like me; They say I'm too poor; They say I'm unworthy To enter your door.
Chorus Willie, sweet Willie, Oh, Willie, fare you well. I'm going away to leave you, I love you so well.
3.  Some say I drink whiskey. My money's my own, And those who don't like it On leave me alone.
Chorus Willie, sweet Willie, Oh, Willie, fare you well. I'm going away to leave you, I love you so well.
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A mixture of "Sweet Willie" and "I'm Going to Georgia." See Campbell -and Sharp, No. 78. Obtained from Cleophas L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July, 1929.
i.Willie, sweet Willie,
0 Willie, fare you well; I'm sorry to leave you;
1 love you so well.
2.  Some folks say I drink whiskey; My money is my own,
And those that don't like me Can let me alone.
3. I'm going to Georgia; I'm going to Rome, I'm going to Georgia To make it my home.
4. My sweetheart's a dandy And I am the same;
She lives down in Georgia; You can't guess her name.
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