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34 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6.   "Turn yourself three times around
And face the limb on the tree"; She picked him up most manfully And plunged him in the sea.
7.   "Lie there, false-hearted William;
Lie there in place of me; You would have freely stripped me, But I'll take nothing from thee."
8.     She mounted on the milk-white steed,
And behind she led the gray;
9. "Pretty Polly, what are you doing, Up at this early hour?"
10.   "Hold your tongue, pretty parrot,
And tell no tales of me; Your cage shall be of better2 gold, And hung on a willow tree."
11.   "The cats came to my cage door
And were about to murder me, And I called to my pretty Polly To drive the cats away."
"Six Kings' Daughters." Contributed by Mrs. B. C. Raley, of Green-castle, Indiana. Putnam County. Learned from the singing of her mother. November 21, 1935. With music.
1. He followed me up; he followed me down; He followed me wherever Fd go. I had not the heart to turn him back,
Nor the tongue to tell him, "No, no, no," Nor the tongue to tell him, "No."

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