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Elr%a Jane
i. Woa, mule, woal Woa, mule, I say! I ain't got time to kiss you 'Fraid my mule will run away.
Chorus Po' little Liza, my po' gal; Po' little Liza Jane. Po' litde Liza, my po' gal; She died upon the train.
2. When I go a-fishing,
I go with a hook and line; When I go to marry, 1 go with a willing mind. Chorus
3. Once 1 had a fortune; I laid it in my trunk;
I spent it all a-gambling, When I got on a drunk. Chorus
4. 1 left my wife in the mountains; I left her all alone;
Went down to the railroad; Said, "Honey, I am gone." Chorus
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"Whoa, Mule/' The song was recorded by a student in Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee.
1. 'Twas bright and early one morning; Ole Masse was throwing out hay; He saw that mule flap his ears And saw him wag his tail.
Chorus Now, whoa 11 tell you; Now, whoa! 1 say; Keep your seat, Miss Liza Jane, And hold onto that sleigh.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III