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Ballads and Songs
101
THE WEAVER HAD A WIFE
This is a song on a theme somewhat similar to the preceding song. Note that it is also a Harmon song.
It was obtained from Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Varnell, Georgia, October, 1930.
1. The weaver had a wife
And the major loved her dearly;
And to her bed-side
He appeared both late and early.
2. The weaver a-being away from home, Away from home a-drinking,
The major come in
With his gay gold guineas jingling.
3. The weaver come home within the night Which made them hurry, scurry. "Where must I hide?" the major cried, "This is too bold a venture."
4. "You may hide under my bed-side Before I let him in."
5. "Oh, ho! my loving husband, For you I have been longing.
1 have rolled my bed from side to side For the want of you, my darling."
6. He got up late in the night And through a grand mistake He surely made,
He put on the major's breeches.
7. As he rode along he spied a gold watch By his side, and guineas he had twenty. He clasped his [== hand] in his pocket And found he had money plenty.
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