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184 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
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"Charlotte." Contributed by Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Harden, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. Learned by the former in Fountain County more than fifty years ago. June 18, 1935. With music.
FAIR CHARLOTTE Sung by Mr. H. M. Harden; noted by Mrs. Johnson
five miles a-round Ex-cept her father's cot.
1.     Young Charlotte lived on a mountain side
In a wild and lonely spot; There were no dwellings for five miles round Except her father's cot.
2.     Yet many a cold and winter night
Young friends would gather there; For her father kept a social cot,5 And she was young and fair.
'T was New Year's Eve in the village there;
While beamed her wandering eye, She to the frozen window went
To watch the sleighs go by.
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