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Happy Love
Sung in 1935 by Mr. Charles Bunting, Alger, who learned the song from his mother, of English descent, in Livingston County, Michigan, when he was a small boy.
i I am a young girl, and my fortune is sad;
I've a long time been courted by a roving young lad. He courted me highly both by night and by day, And now for to leave me he's going away.
2   Some say I'll go crazy, more say 111 go mad For the sake of the weaver, that beautiful lad. For he's all of my life and he's all of my joy; If I don't get the weaver, my life I'll destroy.
3   I'll cut off my hair and I'll dress in men's clothes; And I'll follow the weaver wherever he goes, For the weaver is handsome, the weaver is tall, And I love the weaver the best of them all.
4 Her father went to her one day in great haste Saying, "Follow the weaver your friends to disgrace. It's go and get married, say nothing to me, And when you are married, see how kind I will be."

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