Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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88          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
Willie and Mary
Sung in 1935 by Mrs. Edna Nummer Mercer, Beldmg, who learned the song from her grandmother. A text of five stanzas very similar to parts of A.
D The Drowsy Sleeper
Obtained in 1931 by Miss Ruth Barnes, Ypsilanti, from Mr. Roland V. Bell, Sherwood, a student at Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti, who had learned the song in his childhood from his mother, Mrs. Emma Spellman, a woman of English and Holland-Dutch stock, but American-born.
A text similar to A except for the omission of the first two lines, in which the lover tries to awaken his sweetheart, and of stanza 8.
E The Silver Dager
The Tuthill manuscript. A text the same length as A and similar to it.
Willie and Mary
Sung in #34 by Mrs. Chauncey Leach, Kalkaska, who learned the song from Mr. Frank Jewel about 1914 in Stearns's lumber camp near Kalkaska. A text similar to A except for the omission of stanza 8.

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