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Paper of Pins
91 PAPER OF PINS See Campbell and Sharp, No. 92, A, B, C; Pound, No. in; Shearin and Combs, p. 29; Newell, Games and Songs of American Children, 1884, p. 51; Hudson, Specimens of Mississippi Folk-Lore, No. 113; also Hudson,Journal, XXXIX, 180; Bradley Kincaid, My Favorite Mountain Ballads and Old-Time Songs, Chicago, 1928, p. 34; Richardson and Spaeth, American Mountain Songs, p. 52 ("The Keys of Heaven"); Flanders and Brown, p. 160; Thomas, p. 160; Brown, p. 12; Fuson, pp. 82, 152; Belden, No. 141.
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"Paper Pins." Obtained from Misses Mary and Pauline Franklin, Cross-nore, Avery County, North Carolina, July 11, 1929.
Boy I'll give to you a paper of pins And that's the way our love begins, If you will marry me, oh, me, If you will marry me.
Girl I won't accept the paper of pins, If that's the way our love begins And 1 won't marry you, oh, you, And I won't marry you.
Boy I'll give to you a little puppy dog, To take with you when you go abroad, If you will marry me, oh, me, If you will marry me.
Girl I won't accept the little puppy dog, To take with me when I go abroad And I won't marry you, oh, you, And I won't marry you.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III