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Our Singing Country
7  He rode across the bridge.
An' he rode down through the gate; He said, "I'd better be makin3 time, The night is growin5 late," O my babe, my honey babe.
8   He rode across the bridge. And he looked up at the sky;
He said, "Pd better be makin5 time, The night is drawin' nigh," O my babe, my honey babe.
9  He rode down the lane,
And he rode right through the gate, He said, "Goodbye, old Tennessee, Pm headin' for another state," O my babe, my honey babe.
d. No. 713. Tune from Walter Roberts, Raiford, Fla., 1936. Text from Lang-ston Hughes, who heard it in Cleve­land in 1936. See Od.2, pp. 56 if. and p. 123.

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