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Ballads and Songs
104
I'LL NOT MARRY AT ALL
See Pound, No. 99; Fuson, p. 91; Brown, Page 11. "I'll Not Marry." The song was recorded by Onelee Brooks in Cumberland Mountains.
1. I'm gonna live to be an old maid; I'll take my stool and sit in the shade; And I'll not marry at all, at all;
And I'll not marry at all.
2. I'll not marry a farmer's son,
For all he would want is a dog and a gun, So I'll not marry at all, at all, So I'll not marry at all.
3. I'll not marry a man that's little,
'Cause he couldn't carry my big brass kettle, So I'll not marry at all, at all, So I'll not marry at all.
4. I'll not marry a man that's poor,
For he'd go begging from door to door, So I'll not marry at all, at all, So I'll not marry at all.
5. I'll not marry a preacher's son, 'Cause he wouldn't let me have any fun, So I'll not marry at all, at all,
So I'll not marry at all.
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