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A collection of 100 traditional folk songs with commentaries, historical info, lyrics & sheet music

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Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
3.      He gave the young one a beaver hat,
Way down, way down; He gave the young one a beaver hat,
Way down by the sea. He gave the young one a beaver hat, And the old one she got mad at that,
I'll be true to my love
If my love'll be true to me.
4.      He gave the young one a fine gold ring,
Way down, way down; He gave the young one a fine gold ring,
Way down by the sea. He gave the young one a fine gold ring, And didn't give the old one anything.
I'll be true to my love
If my love'll be true to me.
5.    "O Sister, O Sister, let's take a walk,"
Way down, way down; "O Sister, O Sister, let's take a walk,"
Way down by the sea. "O Sister, O Sister, let's take a walk, And we will have a quiet talk."
I'll be true to my love
If my love'll be true to me.
6.      They were walking by a flowing stream,
Way down, way down; They were walking by a flowing stream,
Way down by the sea. They were walking by a flowing stream, And the old one pushed the young one in.
I'll be true to my love
If my love'll be true to me.
7.    "O Sister, O Sister, hand down your hand,"
Way down, way down; "O Sister, O Sister, hand down your hand,"
Way down by the sea. "O Sister, O Sister, hand down your hand, And you may have my house and land!"
I'll be true to my love
If my love'll be true to me.








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