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Humor
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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