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236 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
3.     He asked Miss Mousie to be his bride,
A-hum; He asked Miss Mousie to be his bride; She opened her eyes so big and wide.
A-hum.
4.     He asked Uncle Rat for his consent,
A-hum; He asked Uncle Rat for his consent; He came downstairs with his back half bent.
A-hum.
5.     Uncle Rat he went to town,
A-hum; Uncle Rat he went to town To buy his niece a wedding gown.
A-hum.
6* "Where shall the wedding supper be ?"
A-hum; "Where shall the wedding supper be?" " 'Way down yonder in the hollow tree."
A-hum.
7. "What shall the wedding supper be?"
A-hum; "What shall the wedding supper be?" "Catfoot2 broth and dogwood tea."
A-hum.
& First that came was a bumblebee,
A-hum; First that came was a bumblebee, ;         With his fiddle on his knee.
; i                            A-hum.
$» Next that came was a big black flea, *•                          A-hum;
Next that came was a big black flea To dance a jig with the bumblebee.
A-hum.
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