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132 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
"The Jew's Daughter." Contributed by Mrs. C. H. Allardin, of Mc-Leansboro, Illinois. Learned by her in Indiana. April 24, 1936.
1.     One Friday in the month of May
When the sun shone through the hall, All the boys of Lasso Town2 Went out to toss their ball.
2.     At first they would toss their ball too high,
And then, 0 then, too low, Till over into the Jew's garden it went Where no one would dare to go.
3.     And then the Jew's daughter she came out,
All dressed in riches gay,3 Saying, "Come in, you little man ; Come in and get your ball."
4.   "O I won't come in, I can't come in ;
I say I won't come in. For I've often heard whoever came in Would never get out again."
5.     At first she showed him a yellow apple
And then a gay gold ring, And then some cherries as red as blood To coax that little boy in.
6.     She took him by his little white hand4
And into the cellar she went,
And called for a basin as bright as tin
To catch his heart's blood in.
3 For London Toicnl
* All dressed in rich array.
For lily-white hand.

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