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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana             27
11. "Just tell that gent if he's done his work, Ly flum a lum a licker sloma, He can call tonight and get his shirt, Turn a tiest turn a tiste turn a tinest Ly flum a lum a licker sloma."
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"Mother, Make Me a Cambric Shirt." Contributed by Mrs. John W. Wright, of Aurora, Indiana. Dearborn County. January 17, 1936.
1.   "Mother, make me a cambric shirt,
Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee, Without a stitch of needlework,
Keely ope, keely ope, patalai, patempali, Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee.
2.   "Wash it out in an old dry well,
Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee, Where a drop of water never fell,
Keely ope, keely ope, patalai, patempali, Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee.
3.   "Hang it out on an old bush thorn,
Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee, Where the sun never shone since Adam was born, Keely ope, keely ope, patalai, patempali, Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee.
4.   "Mother, buy me an acre of land,
Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee, By the sea sea-shore, by the sea sea-sand, Keely ope, keely ope, patalai, patempali, Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee.
5.   "Mother, plant me an acre of corn,
Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee, And plow it up with an old ram's horn, Keely ope, keely ope, patalai, patempali, Fom a nomanee, cast nomanee.








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