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Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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/ Have Always Heard of These Old Men
2.1 wish grim death had seized him And tuk him at a call
So I may have a-married some younger man To roll me from the wall.
3. Hold your tongue, pretty Polly, For I am going to town: I will buy you a beaver bonnet, Likewise a Holland gown.
4.1 will buy you a beaver bonnet A Holland gown likewise; Also a little black boy To fc How your riding cheer.
5. What care I for your black boy? Your riding cheer likewise ? 1 rather married some younger man With sparkles in his eyes.
6.1 rather wedded some younger man, Lay on a bed of hay, As to wedded myself to this old man, For he is always in the way.
7. He never in good order; He never in good tune;
And when he gets away from home, Not able to return.
8. This old man he will come boggling in Just like he had no life.
A young man he come scampering home Saying, "Kiss me, my dear wife."

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