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Eliv>a Jane
3. I'll go up on the mountain top, Put out me a moonshine still; I'll sell you a quart of old moonshine Just for one dollar bill. Chorus 4.1 will eat when I am hungry And drink when I am dry; If a tree don't fall on me, I'll live until I die. Chorus 5.1 went to see my Liza Jane;
She was standing in the door; Her shoes and stockings in her hand And her feet all over the floor. Chorus 6. The hardest work that ever I did Was a-breaking on the train; The easiest work that ever I did Was a huggin' Liza Jane. Chorus
Recorded by Florence Stokes Henry from the singing of Mrs. Lee Johnson, Pyatt, North Carolina, July 14, 1930. Mrs. Johnson says that she has known the song from childhood.
1. Woa, mule, woa, mule, Woa, mule, I say.
1 ain't got time to kiss you, I'm busy with my mule.
Chorus Po' little Liza, my po' gal; Po' litde Liza, my po' gal; Po' little Liza, my po' gal; She died upon a train.
2. When I go a-fishing,
I go with a hook and line; When I go a-marrying, 1 go with a willing mind. Chorus

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