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Ballads and Songs
149
KING WILLIAM WAS KING GEORGE'S SON
See Flander's and Brown, p. 188; Wblford, Play-Party in Indiana^ pp. 6264; Newell, Games and Songs of American Children^ pp. 7375; Leona Nessly Ball, Journal^ XLIV, 10; and also, JournaI9XlVy 299; XLII, 227.
Recorded by Mrs. Emma M. Henry from her childhood's memory of the song as sung in western Pennsylvania.
King William was King James' son.
From the royal race he sprung.
Go, choose your east, go, choose your west,
Go, choose the one you love best.
And down upon this carpet you must kneel,
And kiss your true love in the field.
150
WHO KILLED POOR ROBIN?
See Fuson, p. 56.
Obtained from Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Varnell, Georgia, November, 1931.
1. Who killed poor Robin ? "I," said the sparrow,
"With my htde bow and arrow, And I killed poor Robin, O."
2. And who seen him die ? "Oh, me," said the fly, "With my little tiny eye, And I saw him die, O."
3. Who caught his blood? "Oh, I," said the fish, "In my little silver dish, And I caught his blood, O."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III