Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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Ballads and Songs of Michigan
3    I told her that my sister Sal Was down in yonders bower, And that she wanted her to come For to spend one half an hour.
4   As we was a-walking along the road, Along the road together,
I told her that my sister Sal Knew nothing of this matter,
5    She squeezed my hand and seemed quite pleased, "But this one thing more I fear, sir,
My father he is a-cuttmg grass, And I fear he'll come this way, sir,
6    "But if you will just climb that tree Until he passes by, sir,
Tis then we'll go and pick the plums, And there we'll sport and play, sir."
7    I clim the tree Katie pointed me, Not being the least offended;
O Kate she stood and winked at me, O to see how high I ascended.
8    "Your ugly looks I do despise; You look just like some owl, sir.
You can eat the plums and suck the stones;
0  you're welcome to your fun, sir."
9    Then Kate she heeled her across the plains As if she was distracted.
1  cursed, I swore, my shirt I tore To see how Kitty had acted.
io But when I drew my thoughts within, Kate's virtue I recommended; I went and made a wife of her, And now my troubles are ended.
(Two stanzas are omitted.)

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