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The Rich Rambler
THE PRISONER'S SONG
See Mackenzie, Ballads, No. -121, who gives a reference to a version of the song printed by R. W. Gordon in Adventure Magazine, January i, 1927.
"My Ole Home in Tennessee." Obtained from Miss Margaret Combs, Guerrant, Breathitt County, Kentucky, September, 1931.
1.  Oh, I'm thinking tonight of my ole home Down among the hills of ole Tennessee. Oh, I'm thinking tonight of my ole pals, And I wonder if they ever think of me.
Chorus All alone! all alone! In my cell all day long, Thinking of the days that's gone by me And the days that I know I done wrong.
2. Now I have a father and mother Living in a cottage by the sea. Now I have a sister and brother
And I wonder if they ever think of me.
Chorus All alone! all alone! In my cell all day long,
Thinking of those good ole days gone by me And the days that I know I done wrong.
Il6 THE RICH RAMBLER See Fuson, p. 63.
"The Wretched Rambling Boy." The song was recorded by a student in Lincoln Memorial University.
1.1 was a wretched, rambling boy;
In Columbus City I paid my way; I spent my money at the ball and play.
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