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Black Jack Davey

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Black Jack Davey

O Black Jack Davy came riding by
A whistling so merrily
He made the woods all around him ring
And he charmed the heart of a lady (2x)

O come with me my pretty little one
O come with me my honey
I swear by the beard upon my chin
That you'll never want for money

Pull off, pull off your high heeled shoes
All made of Spanish leather
Put on, put on your low heeled boots
And we'll ride off together

She pulled off her high heeled shoes
all made of Spanish leather
She jumped behind him on his horse
And they rode off together

That night her husband he came home
A looking for his lady
Her maid she spoke before she thought
Said she's gone with Black Jack Davy

O saddle me up my coal black steed
My white one's not so speedy
I rode all day and I'll ride all night
And I'll bring home my lady

He rode all night till broad day light
He came to a rive raging
And there he spied his darling bride
In the arms of Black Jack Davy

Pull off, pull off your long black gloves
All made of Spanish leather
And jump behind me on my horse
And we'll ride home together

She pulled off her long black gloves
All made of Spanish leather
She gave to him her lily white hand
and said good-by for ever

Would you forsake your house and home;
Would you forsake our baby
Would you forsake your wedded love
And go with Black Jack Davy

Last night I slept in a warm feather bed
Beside my husband and baby
Tonight I'll sleep on the cold, cold ground
In the arms of Black Jack Davy.

(from the singing of Putnam String County Band)
sung by Putnam County String Band
Child #200
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