Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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358          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
Obtained by Mrs. Lillian Ammerman, Detroit, from a boy of fifteen in tl Detention Home, Detroit He did not know where he had learned the son,
i I used to work in the kitchen And wash the pans and crocks; But now I work in the laundry And wash the stinking socks.
2   They brought me here when I was young And loved my life so well.
They brought me to this jail house And stuck me in a cell.
3   My father was an honest man, My ma was honest, too;
To bring such sorrow to them both Was the worst that I could do.
4   I went to school well every day, Sunday—to Sunday school; And yet, in spite of all of this,
I acted like a fool.
5   The way I started to go wrong, I ran away from home;
Most fellows that you meet are dumb When you are all alone.
6   I met a gang of seven men Who said, "Now come with me,

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