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Ballads and Songs of Michigan
i "Father sent me here a-courting, O, O, O! And in truth I am not sporting,
2 "You get a job that's good and steady, Tiddle um-a-dum, tiddle um-a-dee. And tell your father Fm not ready, Tiddle um-a-dum, tiddle um-a-dee." x
3 "I've a ring worth forty shilling; You can have it if you're willing."
4 "I want neither ring nor money;
1 want a man that'll call me honey."
5 "Must I leave with my heart broken? Must I leave without one token?"
6 "I guess your heart is made of paper, And 111 never marry a Quaker."
7 "Hast thou no feeling, to keep me kneeling, My love revealing, day after day?"
8 "O hain't you tired of kneeling, your love
revealing? O stop your squealing, day after day.
9 "I'm in love with another, perhaps it is
your brother. Go home and tell your mother and think no more of me."2
1This refrain is repeated in alternate stanzas.
2 Stanza g is sung to the same tune as stanza 8.