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282 Indiana University Publicatioyis, Folklore Series
5.      He went unto the river and swore that he'd jump in; The old woman stepped to his side to push him headlong in.
Sing Dear, O Dear, what ails you? Think, sez I, what ails you? What can the matter be?
6.      The old man feeling doubtly,- afraid he could not swim, He stepped to the other side, and she went head-on in.
Sing Dear, O Dear, what ails you? Think, sez I, what ails you? What can the matter be?
7.      The old man being doubtly, afraid that she might swim,
He gathered up a great long pole and shoved her away out in. Sing Dear, O Dear, what ails you? Think, sez I, what ails you? What can the matter be?
8.     According to my promise, I will not sing no more, But wasn't she an old fool for not swimming ashore?
Sing Dear, O Dear, what ails you? Think, sez I, what ails you? What can the matter be?
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