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(Mrs. Harmon could not recall the next stanza, but remembered that the father pursued the couple in order to recover his daughter. When overtaken the couple confronted him with his own decision in the case.)
9. "Your hand and seal, you can't deny For here's your hand-writing." "My hand and seal I won't deny For by you I'm outwitted."
100 WILL THE WEAVER See Shoemaker, p. 130 (2nd edition). Cf. also Alfred Williams's Folk-Songs of the Upper Thames, p. 106.
Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mr. Samuel Harmon, Varnell, Georgia, August, 1931.
1. Mammy, mammy, now I'm married,
And if I marry, where must 1 tarry ? The women-kind, they do declare,
The breeches they intend to wear.
2.0 son, O son, you can't live with her; You go home; bid her adieu; And let me hear
No more from you.
3. As he went home his neighbors met him; This they told him, for to fret him: "You can't guess to save your life
Who I saw hugging of your wife.

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