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2. He asked me to marry him, he did, mamal He asked me to marry him, ha! ha! ha! ha!
He asked me to marry him, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know, mama!
3. He's gone for the license, he has, mama! He's gone for the license, ha! ha! ha! ha! He's gone for the license, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know, mama!
4. The preacher is coming, he is, mama! The preacher is coming, ha! ha! ha! ha!
The preacher is coming, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know, mama!
5. He gave me a ring, he did, mama! He gave me a ring, ha! ha! ha! ha!
He gave me a ring, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know, mama!
6. And now we are married, we are, mama! And now we are married, ha! ha! ha! ha! And now we are married, and you can tell pa, For he can't help it, you know, mama!
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The song was recorded by Johnnie Shields, a student in Lincoln Memorial University, from the singing of Mrs.Wright, Pruden, Tennessee.
1.1 love little Willie, I do, mama; I love litde Willie, ha, ha, ha, ha; I love little Willie, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know.
2. He asked me to marry, he did, mama; He asked me to marry, ha, ha, ha, ha;
He asked me to marry, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know.
3. He's gone for the license, he has, mama; He's gone for the license, ha, ha, ha, ha;
He's gone for the license, but don't you tell pa, For he won't like it, you know.
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