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Love Little Willie
2. One morning, one morning while taking a stray,
I meet as fair damsel as ever you see;
I view her furthers; it suit me well;
Oh, then I forced on her her mind to tell.
3. Quickly she answers: "I your bride shall be;"
But her parents was not willing for her to have me. "Go, put up your horses and feed them some hay; Come, set down beside me; that's all I can say."
4. "My horses are not hungry and won't eat your hay; So fare you well, pretty Nancy, I've not time to stay."
"Your horses are not harnessed; your whip's not in your hand; Come, set down by me just as your command."
5. "My horses are in harness; my whip's in my hand; So fare you well, pretty Nancy, I no time to stand."
6. Oh, now he is loaded and driving away And how it has grieved me you can very well see; But when I get with him I crave him with joy; 1 kiss the sweet lips of my wagner boy.
This song is practically identical with the song of the same title in Bradley
Kincaid's Favorite Old-Time Songs and Mountain Ballads^ Book 2, p. 28,
except the fifth stanza which does not occur in Kincaid's song. Brown (p. 12)
refers to a song entitled, "Don't Tell Pa."
Obtained from Mrs. C. L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, February, 1930.
1.1 love little Willie, I do, mama! I love little Willie, ha! ha! ha! ha! I love little Willie, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know, mama!

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