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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana            25
5.   "As you go out to yonders town,
Every rose grows merry in time, Give my respects to that young man; Then he shall be a true lover of mine.
6.   "Tell him to plow it with a young ram's horn,
Every rose grows merry in time, And plant it all over with one grain of corn ; Then he shall be a true lover of mine.
7.   "Tell him to reap it with a sickle of leather,
Every rose grows merry in time, And bind it all in a peafowl feather; Then he shall be a true lover of mine."
No title given. Collected by Dr. Claude Lomax, of Dale, Indiana. Sung by Mrs. Earl Underhill, of Doolittle Mills, Indiana. Perry County. January 24, 1936.
1.   "If you go up to town tonight,
Ly flum a lum a licker sloma, Just hand this note to that young miss, Turn a tiest turn a tiste turn a tinest Ly flum a lum a licker sloma.
2.   "And tell her to make me a fine shirt,
Ly flum a lum a licker sloma, And make it out of an old cotton sheet, Turn a tiest turn a tiste turn a tinest Ly flum a lum a licker sloma.
3.   "And tell her to sew it with her gold ring,
Ly flum a lum a licker sloma, And every stitch a foot between,
Turn a tiest turn a tiste turn a tinest Ly flum a lum a licker sloma.








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