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Unhappy Love B
Communicated in 1930 by Mrs. Rebecca Kraus, Ypsilanti.
i One day young Johnny he did go Down in the meadow for to mow.
Ri-too-di-od-dy-i, ri-too-di-od-dy-i, ri-too-di-od-dy,
Oo-di-od-dy, oondi-od-dy-i.
2   He scarce had mowed twice round the field When a deadly sarpent bit him on the heel.
3   He threw his scythe upon the ground, And shut his eyes and looked all around.
4   He took that sarpent in his hand And went straight home to Sally Bland.
5   "O Sally dear, and do you see This pesky sarpent that bit me?"
6   "O Johnny dear, why did you go Down in the meadow for to mow?"
7   "O Sally dear, I thought you knowed
Twas daddy's hay and it had to be mowed."
8   Now all young men, a warning take And don't get bit by a rattlesnake.

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