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Ellen Smtth
7. "I been to church," said he; "And that's a lie," said I, "And nagging is your plan;" I whaled away with the rolling pin At my good looking man.
8.1 knocked him down and broke his back And ribs and tore his clothes And picked up the packing stick And laid that across his nose.
9. His face was as black as the chimney sweep's; All down the streets he run; There was not a lady fell in love With rry good looking man.
10. Come, all you gentlemen and ladies too, Of a low and high degree: When you meet a nagging man, Pitch into him like me.
See Combs, p. 219; Hudson, p. 52; Brown, p. 11; Fuson, p. 132.
Obtained from Mr. C. L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July 14, 1930. Mr. Franklin could remember only the following fragment.
1. Poor Ellen Smith How she was found Shot through the heart Lying cold on the ground.
The blood hound and the sheriff -They gave him no rest.

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