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3    "Now as to plow your land," the other girl did say,
"If the crops should prove a failure, his debts he could not pay; If the crops should prove a failure or the grain market be low, The sheriff ofttimes sells his land to pay the debts he owes.
4    "O I love my shanty boy, who goes to the woods in the fall. He is both stout and hearty, able to stand each squall;
With pleasure I'll receive him in the spring when he comes home; His money with me he'll share quite free while the mossback has got none."
5    "At what I have said of your shanty boy, pray not offended be, For from such foolish arguments I hope Til soon be free.
And if ever I get that chance again, with some shanty boy I'll go, And leave the mossback brokenhearted, his buckwheat for to sow."
Sung in 1934 by Mr Karl Jensen, Pentwater. A text very similar to Rick-aby A, pp. 48-50.

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