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2. 'Twas bright and early one morning; The snow was fallin' fast;
I got that mule in harness, gal; I got 'im hitched at last. Chorus
3. Miss Liza, get your bonnet And come and take your seat; Take that board you're sittin' on And cover up your feet.
Chorus
4. Miss Liza, get your bonnet; Miss Liza, you sleep cool;
I ain't got time to kiss you now; I'm busy with this mule. Chorus
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"Mountain Top." The song was recorded by Dora Testerman, a student in Lincoln Memorial University, from the singing of relatives.
1. I went up on the mountain top
To plant me a patch of cane, To make me a jug of molasses too
To sweeten up Liza Jane. Chorus A-po' Liza, poor gal! A-po' Liza Jane! A-po' Liza, poor gal! She died on the train.
2. Come along, sweet Liza;
Just come along with me; We'll go up on the mountain top; Some pleasures there we'll see. Chorus
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III