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. He came to see me on Saturday night And stayed till almost three; He said he never loved a girl As dear as he loved me. Chorus
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Same title. Obtained from Mrs. William Franklin, the mother of Mr. C.L. Franklin, July 18, 1930, The variant is given in spite of the slight changes for purposes of comparison. It is interesting to note the variations of a song sung in the same family. Mrs. Franklin said: "I can't think of any more but I know that a young girl beat the old maid out of her Black Mustache and she made the song."
i. There was a maid, a dear old maid; She was worth her weight in gold; She wore false teeth, she wore false hair; And was forty-five years old.
Chorus That litde black mustache, That litde black mustache; A diamond ring, a watch and chain, And the darling black mustache.
2. He came every Saturday night; He stayed till almost three; He said he never loved a girl As dear as he loved me.
Chorus
3.  So now, young girls, take my advice And never be so rash,
For I have courted a naughty boy Who wears a black mustache. Chorus
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III