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50 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
2.   Two sisters went walking along the shore,
Bow bans to me, And the oldest shoved the youngest o'er. I'll be true to my love If my love will be true to me.
("Don't remember what is next, only she begged her sister to save her and she refused.")
3.   She bowed her hands to her breast and away she swam,
Bow bans to me, And she swam till she came to the miller's dam. I'll be true to my love If my love will be true to me.
("She pleaded with the miller to save her, and offered him her ten gold rings.")
4.   The miller he took the gold rings ten,
Bow bans to me, And threw her back in the water again. I'll be true to my love If my love will be true to me.
5.   She bowed her hands to her breast and away she swam,
Bow bans to me, She swam until she came to her eternal home. I'll be true to my love If my love will be true to me.
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"Two Little Sisters." Contributed by Mrs. Will McCullough and Miss Doris McCullough, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. November 8, 1936.
1. Two little sisters, fresh and gay,
Sing right down, sing right down, Two little sisters, fresh and gay,
The boys are bent on me; Two little sisters, fresh and gay,
I'll be true to my true love Because he's kind to me.








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