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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana             131
3. "Come in, little boy, and get your ball, And get your ball again/7 "I won't come in, I shan't come in;
4. "For I've ofttimes heard it said
If anyone entered the Jew's garden,
They'd never come out again, -gain, -gain, They'd never come out again."
5.      She first offered him a mellow apple
And then a golden ring, And then a cherry as red as blood,
Which enticed the little boy in, in, in, Which enticed the little boy in.
6.      She took him by the lily-white hand
And led him through the hall, And seated him down at the end of the table Where no one could hear him call, call, call, Where no one could hear him call.
7.      She called then for a napkin;
She pinned it with a pin, And then she called for a tin basin
To catch his heart's blood in, in, in, To catch his heart's blood in.
8.   "Place my prayer book at my head,
My Bible at my feet; And if my schoolmates call for me,
Just tell them that I'm asleep, -sleep, -sleep, Just tell them that I'm asleep.
9.   "Place my prayer book at my feet,
My Bible at my head; And if my parents call for me,
Just tell them that I'm dead, dead, dead, Just tell them that I'm dead."








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