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io Kate never told to friend or foe, Nor did she let her parents know, Till three long years they'd married been, And then she told the joke to him.
B Kate and Her Horns
Sung in 1934 by Mr. . W. Harns, Greenville, who learned the Kalamazoo County, Michigan, about 1875, from hearing it sung on at a debating school, by a man named Cosselman.
i A damsel sweet in Colchester, And there a clothier courted her For three months' space, both night and day, But yet this damsel would say nay.
2   She said, "Were I to love inclined Perhaps you soon might change your mind, And court some other damsel fair,
For men are false I do declare."
3   He many protestations made And like a loyal lover said,
"For none but you can be my wife, The joy and comfort of my life."
4   But see the cursed fruits of gold; He left his loyal love behind,
With grief and love all complish drowned, When he a greater fortune found,
5   A lawyer's daughter fair and bright-Her parents* joy and whole delight; And when Kate came to hear That she must lose her only dear,
6   Some sport of him she thought she'd make. Kate to a tanner went therefore,
And borrowed there an old cowhide, With crooked horns both long and wide.

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