English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Boatsman and the Chest
5   The boatsman being young and very stout and strong, He picked up the chest and he carried it along.
But he had not got more'n half through the town,
Till the weight of the little tailor boy made him lie it down.
6  He opened the lid and says to them all: Here lies a little tailor like a pig in a stall.
I'll take him to the king and make you serve your time with him; See if that will put an end to this night's cuckolding.