English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 62
Katie Morey
2   I went unto her father's house Just like a clever fellow,
I told her that the plums and grapes were ripe, Yes, they were fine and mellow.
3   She says : My dear, my dearest dear, There's something else to betray us, My father dear is on his way,
And he'll be sure to see us.
4   But if the highest tree it's you could climb, Till he gets out of sight, sir,
It's then we'll go to yonders grove And spend one happy hour.
5   The tree was rough, he climbed so tough, And on the top he stopped, sir,
And every jerk he tore his shirt, And on the top he stopped, sir.
6   As she went trippling over the plains, She looked so neat and active.
And there he sot in the top of the tree Almost raving distracted.