English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Ten Commandments
( ist voice)
One, O One was God alone and he shall ever remain so.
12 ( ist voice)
Come and I will sing you.
(2nd voice) etc., etc.
(ist voice )
Twelve are the twelve apostles,
Eleven are the eleven who went to Heaven,
Ten are the ten commandents,
Nine are the nine that dress so fine,
Eight are the great Archangels,
Seven are the seven stars fixed in the sky,
Six are the cheerful waiters,
Five are the farmers in a boat,
Four are the Gospel preachers,
Three of them are strangers,
Two O two are the lily-white babes clothed in darling green O,
One O One was God alone and he shall ever remain so.
Narrated by Miss Dickey, Asheville, N. C, 1915
12 (ist voice) Now I'll sing.
(2nd voice)
O what shall I sing ?
(ist voice) O I'll sing twelve, Twelve disciples, Eleven apostles, Ten commandments, Nine unbelievers, Eight captain angels, Seven sennets in the sky, Six single weavers, Five fingers on the bowl, Four Gospel teachers, Three are thrivers,
Two and two are under brides sitting on the green row, One and One are all alone, never more to be so.