Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

A Collection of 200+ traditional songs & variations with commentaries including Lyrics & Sheet music

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454         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
4   When the cherry's in the blossom, it has no stone, When the chicken's in the egg, it has no bone.
5   When the wool's on the sheep, it has no thread, When the book's on the press, it can't be read.
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Sung in 1937 by Miss Helen Crane, Detroit: She learned the song from her father when she was a child in Hillsdale. A text of five stanzas, practically identical with A.







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