Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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Ballads and Songs of Michigan
7    "O madam, I have a very fine field, Full fifty acres wide,
Which you may have at your command If you'll but be my bride."
8    "I know you have a very fine field And a pasture at the foot,
And if I had you, I'd turn you in, For I'm sure a hog would root-"
9    "O madam, you are a scornful dame And very hard to please,
And when you get old and pinched with cold, I swear I hope you'll freeze."
io "And when I get old and pinched with cold, *Twon't be you'll keep me warm; I'll be single and be free And stay as I was born."
B The Spanish Maiden
193 i by Mr. Clarence C. Chickering, Belding.
1    Yonder stands a handsome maiden; Who she is, I do not know;
But I'll go court her for a beauty And let her answer yes or no. Whack for the law I-do I-doddy, Whack for the law I-do I-day.
2    "My fair maiden, I've come a-courtin' Some kind favor for to win;
If you'll only entertain me, I'm quite sure I'll come again.
3    "Madam, I have ships on the ocean,, Madam, I have houses and land; Madam, I have gold and silver, And all shall be at your command."

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