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Ballads and Songs
See Brown, p. 10; Sandburg, p. 166; Journal, XLIV, 89 (the same text). Mrs. Fannie Hardly Eckstorm sent the following comment: "The song is
worthless as literature, yet I should include it.....It is an extreme example
of the patchwork of odds and ends so often found in these 'love lorn songs'.
.........It is really nothing at all but an illustration of the way minds
of a certain sort work when they meet reverses in love; they think they are making poetry — instead they make up thr sort of thing."
Obtained from Austin Harmon, Varnell, Georgia, 1929.
1. My pretty little pink,
So fare you well. You slighted me,
But I wish you well.
2. The prettiest face,
And the meanest hand; I love the ground
Whereon she stands.
3.1 saw you the other day: You looked so loving And you were so gay;
You fooled and trifled your time away.
4. If on earth
No more shall see, I can't serve you
As you serve me.
5.1 love me love
And well she knows