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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana              33
9. She mounted upon her milk-white steed And led the iron-gray; She rode till she came to her own father's door, Two long hours before day, 0 day, Two long hours before day.
10. "Hush up, hush up, my pretty parrot! Don't tell no tales on me I Your cage shall be lined with beads of gold And hung on a willow tree, 0 tree, And hung on a willow tree."
"Pretty Polly." Sung by "Uncle Reuben" Hurt, eighty-four, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. March 10, 1935.
1.   "Go bring me some of your father's gold
And some of your mother's fee, And two good horses from your father's stable, Where stand thirty and three."
2.     She mounted upon the milk-white steed,
And he upon the gray; They rode till they came to the wide water seas, Three long hours before day.
3.   "Light you down, my pretty Polly;
I've something to say to thee. I have drowned six of the kings' daughters here, And the seventh you shall be.
4.   "Pull off those fine clothing
And lay them on a rock; They are too costly clothing To lay in the water and rot."
5.   "Hush, hush, false-hearted William;1
That's not what you promised me;
And married I should be.
1 Possibly a mistake for villain.

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