Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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414          Ballads and Songs of Michigan
7   My mother she told me to light him to bed; I lit him to bed, and he asked me to wed.
8   My mother she told me to lead him to church; I led him to church, and left him in the lurch.
B The Old Man That Came over the Lea
Sung in 1931 by Mr. and Mrs. John Lambertson, Belding.
1   There was an old man came over the lea, Humph, ha, ha, but I won't have him. Came over the lea, a-courting me,
But his old gray beard wanted shaving.
2   My mother she told me to sit him a chair; I sit him a chair, but he looked like a bear.
3   And my mother she told me to take off his hat; I took off his hat, but he looked like a cat.
4   My mother she told me to take off his coat; I took off his coat, and he looked like a goat.
5   My mother she told me to light him to bed; I fit him to bed, and he asked me to wed.







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