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The Black Mustache
9.1 will give you the keys of my desk To have my money at your request, If you will marry me, mis-sie, If you will marry me.
10. Well, I will take the key of your desk To have your money at my request And I will marry you, kind sir, And I will marry you.
11. Well, you love coffee and I love tea;
You love my money but you don't love me, And I won't marry you, mis-sie, And I won't marry you.
THE BLACK MUSTACHE See Combs, p. 210.
"The Darling Black Mustache." Obtained from Mr. C. L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July 13, 1930.
1. Once I knew an old, old maid; She was worth her weight in gold;
She courted him for his black mustache; And he married her for her gold.
Chorus So every time I hear his name; My heart, it beats with rash; So now you see I've lost my beau, The darling Black Mustache.
2.  She wore false teeth, she wore false hair; She was forty-five years old;
She courted him for his black mustache; He married her for her gold. Chorus

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