Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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250          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
99 CREEPING JANE
For a text from the H. Such broadside of seven stanzas see JFSS, I, 233. For a text similar to the broadside see Sharp and Marson, p. 51.
The present version was sung in 1931 by Mr. Berthold Chickenng, Belding, who learned the song from his father.
i O when she came the racecourse along, The gentlemen they viewed her all around, Saying, "She's not able for to gallop the racecourse along, She's not able for to gallop o'er the ground, fal de ray. Fal de ral de ray, She's not able for to gallop o'er the ground, fal de ray."
2 O when they came to the first milepost, Creeping Jane she lagged behind.
He said, "My little lady, never mind, fal de ray."
3 O when they came to the third milepost, Creeping Jane she looked behind.







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