Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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Paper of Pirn
Girl I won't accept the dress of blue, And golden strings to tie my shoe, And T won't marry you, oh, you, And I won't marry you.
Boy I'll give to you the key of my heart, That we may live and never part, If you will marry me, oh, me, If you will marry me.
Girl I won't accept the key of your heart, That \> e may live and never part, And I won't marry you, oh, you, And I won't marry you.
Boy I'll give to you the key of my chest, That you may have money at your request, If you will marry me, oh, me, If you will marry me.
Girl I will accept the key to your chest, That I may have money at my request, And I will marry you, oh, you, And 1 will marry you.
Boy Now, my friends, don't you see? She loves my money and she don't love me, And I won't marry her, oh, her, And I won't marry her.
Girl I'll get me a stove and sit in the shade, And I'll determine to be an old maid, 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