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8t My mamma, she bid me to put him to bed; Oh, but I won't have him. I put him to bed, and he slept like he's dead With his old gray beard a-shining.
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"Oh! But I Won't Have Him." Obtained from Mrs. Rachel Brackett, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Varnell, Georgia, August, 1932.
1.  My mother told me to open the door. Oh! but I won't have him!
I open the door and he fell through the floor With his old boots and logums.
2.  My mother told me to set him a stool. Oh! but I won't have him!
I set him a stool and he set like a fool With his old boots and logums.
3.  My mother told me to fix his supper. Oh! but I won't have him!
I fixed his supper and he eat like a puppy With his old boots and logums.
4.  My mother told me to light him to bed. Oh! but I won't have him!
1 lit him to bed and he slept like the dead With his old boots and logums.
5.  My mother told me to wake him up. Oh! but I won't have him!
I wake him up and he quacked like a duck With his old boots and logums.
6.  My mother told me to saddle his horse. Oh! but 1 won't have him!
I saddle his horse and saddle fell off With his old boots and logums.
7.  My mother asked him back again. Oh! but I won't have him!
He said he be back when he could get in With his old boots and logums.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III