Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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268         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
7    On her mother, Jane Tucker, I lay all the blame. She caused her to leave me and to blacken my name And cast out the ringing that God would soon tie And left me a wanderer till the day that I die.
8    So good-bye to Flat River, for me there's no rest; I will shoulder my peavey and I will go west.
I will go to Muskegon some comfort to find And leave my own Lucy and Flat River behind.
9    Now come all ye young men with hearts stout and true, Don't depend on the women, you're beat iŁ you do; And whenever you see one with long chestnut curls,
Just think of Jack Haggerty and the Flat River girl.
Sung in 1935 by Mr. Otis Evilsizer, Alger. A text of eight stanzas very similar to A.
Jack Hagade
A manuscript sheet in the possession of Miss Clara Youngs, Greenville. It is signed "Stena Hansen" and has "Sidse Kersten, Olsin, 1881" in a different ink and handwriting at the top of the sheet. Mrs. Eliza Youngs knew the song in a very similar form.
A text of nine stanzas with only minor variations from A.

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