English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

122 Songs and Ballads, and 323 Tunes With Lyrics & sheet Music - online book

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Katie Morey
The rest of the verses are sung like the second verse with the exception of the fourth, in which the first four lines are sung as in the second verse and the remaining three as in the first.
3   He told her that his sister Anne Was down in yonders valley,
And wanted her for to come down there And spend one half an hour.
4   As they went sporting through the fields
She squeezed his hand and seemed well pleased.
There ain't but one thing I fear, sir,
And that is my old father,
And he's down this way and he'll see us here together.
I'll go and strive to climb yonder tree
Till he get's away, sir.