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46 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6.   "Sister, dear Sister, please lend me your hand,"
Blow down, blow down; "Sister, dear Sister, please lend me your hand,"
Most dear to me. "Sister, dear Sister, please lend me your hand Before I sink in the soft sea sand" ; And I'll prove true, true to my love If my love'll prove true to me.
7.   'Til lend you neither my hand nor my glove,"
Blow down, blow down; 'Til lend you neither my hand nor my glove,"
Most dear to me. "I'll lend you neither my hand nor my glove, And I'll go home and marry your love" ; And I'll prove true, true to my love If my love'll prove true to me.
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"There Was an Old Woman Lived in the West." Contributed by Miss Lucile Wilkin, of Connersville, Indiana. Fayette County. September 26, 1935. With music.
1.     There was an old woman lived in the West,
Way down, way down; There was an old woman lived in the West,
Way down by the sea. There was an old woman lived in the West; She had two daughters of the best,
I'll be true to my love
If my love'll be true to me.
2.     There came a young man a-courting them,
Way down, way down; There came a young man a-courting them,
Way down by the sea. There came a young man a-courting them, A-courting for their house and lands;
I'll be true to my love
If my love'll be true to me.








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