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American Ballads and Folk Songs
I'm a peddler, I'm a peddler, I'm a peddler from Connecticut, I'm a peddler, Pm a peddler, Don't you want to buy?
1. This is probably the cry of the peddler as he comes up the road, to make the housewives notice his approach.
2. The second verse is to be sung all in one breath as steadily as possible, every note receiving the same amount of time. There are no pauses at all. The wily advertiser allows no one to get a word in edgewise.