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422         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
175 A RICH OLD MISER
For a similar text see Eddy, No. 196. Version A was sung in 1935 by Mrs. Allan McClellan, near Bad Axe.
A
i A rich old miser courted me;
His age it was three score and three; And mine it was scarce seventeen. I wish his face I ne'er had seen. Leddy and the day, day good day, ma'am; Leddy and the day, day good day.
2   If e'er with him I do go out All for to see a friend or foe, If anyone saluted me,
It would increase his jealousy.
3   'Twas one night as he came home; Like Harry he did rage and foam; He beat me and he banged me too Till my two sides were black and blue.
4   Early next morning I do declare Such bitter knocks I could not bear. As he lay sleeping on his bed,
I broke my ladle right over his head.







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