Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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10    "O I'll accept the key of your chest That I can have money at my own request, And I will marry, marry, marry,
And I will marry you."
11    "Ha, ha, ha, money is all, Woman's love is not at all.
I won't give you the key of my chest
That you can have money at your own request,
For I won't marry, marry, marry,
For I won't marry you."
Sung in 1931 by Mrs. Rachel Post, Belding, who learned the song from hearing it at a school picnic about 1865.
A text of nine stanzas similar to parts of A, except for the offer of "a coach and six with every horse as black as pitch."

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