Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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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,
0,0, or1
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.







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