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Neffro Poems, Melodies
THE WEDDIN' GOWN
Mandy Johnson wears a smile— What makes Mandy pleased the while? There are rumors in the town— Mandy has a weddin' gown.
The stripes are big, and the stripes are red And there is a hood to fit the head: And they say no queen or crown Ever was like Mandy's gown.
There were laces there were beads— There were velvets there were seeds: And from the girdle hanging down Was a blue ribbon on the gown.
Mandy learned to stitch and sew— To make that gown to please her beau: And he declared did Mistah Brown There never was such a weddin' gown.
Before the parson Mandy stands Holding her honey's horny hands, And their blushes soft and brown Were spread all over that weddin' gown.
There was a party and a dance— And soft the whispering and the glance. And the song that most went round Was glory, glory, to that gown.
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