Ballads and Songs of Indiana - online book

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

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Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
4.   "Slack your rope, hangs-a-man;
0  slack it for a while;
I think I see my mother coming, Riding many a mile.
5.   "0 Mother, have you brought me gold,
Or have you paid my fee? Or have you come to see me hanging On the gallows tree?"
6.   "I have not brought you gold;
1  have not paid your fee,
But I have come to see you hanging On the gallows tree."
7.   "Slack your rope, hangs-a-man;
0  slack it for a while;
I think I see my brother coming, Riding many a mile.
8.   "0 Brother, have you brought me gold,
Or have you paid my fee? Or have you come to see me hanging On the gallows tree?"
9.   "I have not brought you gold;
1  have not paid your fee,
But I have come to see you hanging On the gallows tree."
10.   "Slack your rope, hangs-a-man;
0 slack it for a while; I think I see my sister coming, Riding many a mile.
11.   "0 Sister, have you brought me gold,
Or have you paid my fee? Or have you come to see me hanging On the gallows tree?"








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