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D Brave Old Anthony Marala
Sung in 1931 by Mr. B. A. Chickering, Belding, who had learned the song from his father, Mr. Sylvester Chickering.
Brave         old           An - tho - ny           Ma             ra - la
i The devil he came to his house one day, Brave old Anthony Marala, Saying, "One of your family I'll take away." By the right leg, left leg, upper leg, under leg, Brave old Anthony Marala.
"But 111 have your darned old wife," he said.
3   "Just take her and take her with all of my heart, Here's hoping that you two never will part."
4   Three little devils set bound in chains;
She grabbed up a hell hook and knocked out their brains.
One little devil peeked over the wall,
Saying, "Take her away or she will murder us all."

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