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Index to First Lines
"Come, tell to me, dear mother," he says .............................      60
Crawfish runnin' down de stream...................................     439
Dark is the color of my sweetheart's hair....................................    266
Down by yon weeping willow where the violets gently bloom.............    211
Down in some lonesome piney grove .................................      267
Down in the low green valley .........................................     213
Early, early in the spring ..................................... 84, 86, 233
Father, father, go, build me a boat ..................................     189
First come down was a raving white ..... ..........................        73
First come down was dressed in red..................................      76
First she gave was a old shot gun........................................    402
Fling dat hook in de middle of de pon'...........................    439
For I'm a poor cowboy .....................................     360
Frankie and Johnnie were lovers ...............................     345
Frankie Baker was a good girl...... ......................     347
Frankie was a good girl,..................................... 338, 342
Frankic was a good woman, as everybody knows ..........................     348
Frankie went down to the old hop-shop.....................     341
Fr°ggie went a- courting and he did ride ...............................     397
Froggic went a-courting, and he did ride—um-hm!.................     395
Froggie went a-courting and he did ride—ur-hur............ . .          392
George Collins rode home....................................      89
George Collins rode home on a winter night..................      90
George Collins rode home one cold winter night .............                        90
Get up, Max, and whistle up your dog..... ................     390
Go, dig my grave both wide and deep           ...            .. . .                  .            .199
God made man, man made money................... ........      426
Grief and sorrow is about to break my heart . ..............    435
Hangman, hangman, slack up your rope........................           97
He followed me up ........... ........... .........      32
He once did love with fond affection ..... . .. .....      250
He took her by her little hand .... ..................         221
He tuk a sheep's skin..... ... . ............          125
"Hold my horse, little Marget," he said ....          .. .           .               .           -37
"Hold up your ropes and wait a little longer"................          98
I am a jolly, bold cowboy...... . ......      357
1 am going back to the Swan O Tunnel...... .      449
I asked my love to take a walk..........................      220
I came home the other night.......... .... . ..         119
I came to this country in eighteen forty-nine.............                      283
1 can remember one night when he said .......................    241
I can't eat; I can't talk ............. ...... ...... . ..    440
I courted a girl in Boston.................................... 217, 218
I'd rather marry a young man ...... . . . ..........      312
I dreamed last night of my true-love .........................     255
If there is no change in the ocean....................................    272
I gave my love a cherry without any stone.........................     142
I gave my love a cherry without a stone ...............................     141
I have a home in Dixie ..............................................     352
1 have always heard of these old men...........................          ^12
1 heard the whistle blowing ............................................    425
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III