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This is a fragment of a song in Cox, p. 490. As in the Cox version, the first stanza belongs to the well-known poem by Albert Gordon Greene.
The fragment given here was obtained by Miss Ruth Barnes, Ypsilanti, from the singing of Mrs. Charles Cleary, Ypsilanti.
1    Old Grimes is dead, that good old soul, We ne'er shall see him more.
He used to wear an old gray coat, All buttoned down before.
2   Old Grimes he had an old gray hen, You'd better let her be;
She used to lay two eggs a day, And Sunday she laid three.

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