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Twenty Kentucky mountain songs / the words collected by Loraine Wyman ; the melodies collected and piano accompaniments added by Howard Brockway. Wyman, Loraine. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-127-29187342 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Twenty Kentucky mountain songs / the words collected by Loraine Wyman ; the melodies collected and piano accompaniments added by Howard Brockway. Wyman, Loraine. O. Ditson, Boston :  114 p. ; 32 cm. Coleman Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1993. 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN03709.05 KUK) Printing Master B92-127. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. Folk songs Kentucky.Brockway, Howard, 1870-1951. TWENTY KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN SONGS THE WORDS COLLECTED BY LORAINE WYMAN THE MELODIES COLLECTED AND PIANO ACCOMPANIMENTS ADDED BY HOWARD BROCKWAY BOSTON: OLIVER DITSON COMPANY NEW YORK: CHAS. H. DITSON CO. CHICAGO: LYON a HEALY LONDON: WINTHROP ROGERS, LTD. Copyright, M'ctixx, by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured THIS VOLUME OF KENTUCKY SONGS IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MR. WILLIAM CREECH GODFATHER OF THE PINE MOUNTAIN CHILDREN AND THE FOUNDER OF THE PINE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL This page in the original text is blank. HERE is a unique and an individual quality in the Folksongs of the Kentucky Mountains, whether they be ballad, love song, or nursery rhyme, for they have sung their way through countless generations, unwritten and unrecorded, save by the few who still keep the love of a "song-ballet" in their hearts. It is the strong link which binds these people to the past, entirely detached as they have been from the outside world for so many generations. They have lived their lives oblivious of modern progress and have remained, like their forefathers, simple people of the soil. In presenting this volume, it is our hope, that we may share with others the genuine pleasure which these songs gave us when we first heard them in the mountain homes, where this valuable legacy has been unconsciously preserved. With but few exceptions, the origin of each song can be traced to its Eng- lish, Scottish or Irish source. Because of their preservation by oral tradition, they have been invested with a characteristic charm of their own, which we have made every effort to retain. No melody has been remodelled. The text has been changed only in a very few instances where memory failed to record words, lines, or stanzas necessary to complete a version. We wish to express our thanks to Mrs. Sallie Adams, Miss Mary Anne Bagley, the Misses Ora and Polly Dickson, Mr. Leonard Meece, Mr. Robert Morgan, Mr. Hillard Smith, and Mr. Bristol Taylor, who not only helped us by contributing with so much good will and patience all the songs which they could remember, but also, by their cordial hospitality, made of our task a delightful experience and an unforgettable memory. New York, October, 1919. CONTENTS Page 1. An Inconstant Lover 1 2. Fair Nottiman Town 6 3. The Swapping Song 10 4. Lord Thomas and Fair Ellendor, or The Brown Bride 14 5. Little Matthew Grove, or Lord Daniel's Wife (Version 1) 22 6. Noah's Ark 36 7. Young Edward 42 8. Sporting Bachelors 46 9. As I walked out 50 10. The Daemon Lover 54 11. Lord Orland's Wife, or Little Matthew Grew (Version II) 62 12. The Old Maid 72 13. Charming Beauty Bright 76 14. Come all you young and handsome girls 80 15. The Toad's Courtship 86 16. The Gonesome Scenes of Winter 94 17. No, Sir, No! 98 18. Fanny Blair 102 19. The Inquisitive Lover 106 20. Pretty Polly 110 1 AN INCONSTANT LOVER (Harlan County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY A, I, Ie _ _ I - I y a he's a a-com -ingby andbye; To meet him in ,A -. i e) 1 i I iU , I _ 4. I I 'a L. I o l Copyrinht MCMXX by Oliver Ditson CompeI Isternational Copyright Secutred V the r a 784S0-1tI I I Ir I I I -r---rr J-- I U Cj- r i 2 poco af. I P. _ 9) -I r - 2. For meet - ing is a pleas -ure grave it will rot you I am for - sak - en AI. 0 P I F I and r r irt - ing is a grief and turn you in -to dust, I am not for - sworn, I I J.- I - mf 1. r P An There's And you're Al. P ) 73480-11'1 I I -7. r_- P --=== I I __F -- r_ I I in - con-stant true love not one in twen -ty bad - ly mis - tak -en is worse than a you'll dare fior if you think I I V thief; A to trust; Theyll do mourn; I'll I I VI/ J4'L iz- poco raiz I1, thief will on - - ly kiss a poor dress my - self I I I -- ;= - W rob you and take what you have, Bu maid-en and it'i all to de - ceive, There's up_ in some high de - gree, And IIlI -, I poco raIC a7 tenp J r j r r 73480- 11 9) 3 A i - -: I - e) V- I I 'I I L I r L I j J I I I 6 n L V , avPo'" 6 I t I NCL ---------- _ F'-- r_1 i I I .EL -r r-111, 4 A L . ZIEd of Verse 4 me A I . A La _ _ 5.Come, young men and maid - ens, _0000q i WM K_ - t fr I ,:. r I L L take warn-ing by 1 4O I I I 4w W me, Nev - er put your af - fec - tions I r r 1 .... K , . r r I . I I r on_ _ a green wil-low C FI I I A i . - . r _ with-er and the roots they will will W - rot, And if A i . lI I _ 9 I I r poco rail . . a p I70. I rs rl r 1'-[ CU 0) A L l 0) ) tree; The tJ top it I I , poCo rag ) )VaV h-Mp I Mf 71148418 Z I r r 41 I I I I I - --- I -0- r ---r. I :9 C.r :.J- I .J ML I 7 r__ 1 I I; --T-O' iaw '1 AN INCONSTANT LOVER To meeting to meeting to meeting goes I, To meet loving William he's a-coming by and bye; To meet him in the meadow it's all my delight, I can walk and talk with him from morning till night. 2 For meeting is a pleasure and parting is a grief, An inconstant true love is worse than a thief; A thief will only rob you and take what you have, But an inconstant true love will bring you to your grave. 3 Your grave it will rot you and turn you into dust, There's not one in twenty you'll dare for to trust; They'll kiss a poor maiden and it's all to deceive, There's not one in five hundred you'll dare to believe. 4 If I am forsaken I am not forsworn, And you're badly mistaken if you think I do mourn; I'll dress myself up in some high degree, And I'll pass as light by him as he does by me. S Come, young men and maidens, take warning by me, Never put your-affections on a green willow tree; The top it will wither and the roots they will rot, And if I am forsaken, I know I'm not forgot. FAIR NOTTIMAN TOWN (Knott County, Kentucky) Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE PIANOS row n to No i- a on, I rd a hre thy cl r r down I to Not - ti - man town, I rode a horse they call 'a gray still, threw A J -. . , 0) Pia mo8SO me in the mud, .f IN She L daub'd my hide, 1k /N she bruised my r mare5 She'd a shirt; A u A . From r white mane and tail, a green sad - dle to stir - rup I I. V _ _ list down her back, And mount - ed a - gain, poco rai 11. ,. dfem pI2.__ r .L' ---_j-S 4 not a hair on her but what was called on my ten toes I rode o - ver the poco rail V WI _ll: _W _'R w' black..- 2.Oh, plain _ 3. I met a - a teaipo L I 6 9 V Ai - L . k And 0) A 11 IA, - 0 ) Copyright YCYXX by Oliver DitUon Company Imternational Copyright Secured 73480-1tS il t.- - W -- tl.11 , ", A -..w / n L k r -.1 fk Ir, Au9-..f Aw 1 k7, f, +L 7 734bO it. 8 A A -. . L r r r r cold fro - zen stone, Ten thou -sand stood 4 K r v A Al . .1 T PSU 0S80I 0) lone, Ten thou - sand got r drowrn - id be - fore they were born, Took my A i0 . a t' 0) U_-__ i W 0.) - / 11 0) .. e round me,. yet -. w K-_ r r I were a U- L. ..1 v r r 73480-il.S L I .MN-. I FAIR NOTTIMAN TOWN As I went down to Nottiman town, I rode a horse they call a grey mare; She'd a white mane and tail, a green list down her back, And not a hair on her but what was called black. 2 Oh, she stood still, threw me in the mud, She daubed my hide, she bruised my shirt; From saddle to stirrup I mounted again, And on my ten toes I rode over the plain. 3 I met a King and a Queen and a company more, A-hiding behind and a-walking before; And a stark naked drummer-boy beating the drum, With his heels in his bosom a-marching along. 4 I asked them the way to fair Nottiman town, They were so mad not a soul looked down, They were so mad not a soul looked around To tell me the way to fair Nottiman town. S When I got there no one could I see, They all stood around a-looking at me; I called for a quart to drive gladness away, To stifle the dust for it had rained all day. 6 Oh, I sat down on a cold frozen stone, Ten thousand stood round me, yet I were alone, Ten thousand got drowned before they were born, Took my hat in my hand to keep my head warm. 10 THE SWAPPING SONG Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN 0 4Con umore (Letcher County, Kentucky) Melody collected and piano accompaniment bv HOWARD BROCRWAY Ix J . _ I - 1 4 w F. _ S; W i w7-l imitate a banjo In sernpre senza pedale Mif Verses 7 and 8 L I. L 1. When r P P V V V I was a lit- tle boy I lived by my- self, rats -and mice did give me such a life, 7. 1 I 3 N'f Sempre ben ritmato In I - ) V v V V V V all the bread and cheese I had had to go to Lon - don 9-) Is v V V V V - I kept up - on the shelf. to get me a wife. LI - mf V' r r V p F V V V V P wad - dle ding, A jack- straw strad-dle ding, A john fair fad- dle ding, A t y- _ V L I f K i '0 - - 6; Copyright XCXXX by Oliver Diteon Company laternaiosal Copyright Secured ) PIANO 9-) I d) And I REFRAIN I ) To my fj I d) wing wong 73480-11. l- - : I i I I \-7-J; - 71-:!l ====-0_ 40 0 . No = ' __ 1, !K , n r, AI A I 1 , r long wayli home. ---;- J WV 2. The 1" 2. f r- - long way's home. I0 _ W Jw t) r-- r r creeks were wide and the my foot slipp'd and I r r - r streets were nar- row, And I got a fall, And a - way V 'F V r to bring her home in an went wheel - bar- row, .) t t W I .poco a POCO W A t r rV old wheel- bar- row, To wife and all.- Al i F' p r V F p my wing wong wad- dle ding, A jack-straw strad-dle ding, A poCo a poco crwos -d it p I S. The A , Verses 9 and 10 79480- 115 I . I I l LI V 6 L or 4 W -+ --C=== St 44 I Verses 11 asd 12 e vr r r r V--r then 1 rode from tare to tare. To my wing. wong then I rode like a gol - darn'd fool. V wad- dle ding, 12 I 2. L L L k A' 73480-t15 I I. 40 W. r- r 6- W - 1-0 I THE SWAPPING SONG When I was a little boy I lived by myself, And all the bread and cheese I had I kept upon the shelf. Refrain To my wing wong waddle ding, A jack-straw straddle ding, A john fair faddle ding, A long way's home. 2 The rats and mice did give me such a life, I had to go to London to get me a wife. 3 The creeks were wide and the streets were narrow, And I had to bring her home in an old wheelbarrow. 4 Oh, my foot slipped and I got a fall, And away went wheelbarrow, wife and all. 5 I swapped my wheelbarrow and got me a mare, And then I rode from tare to tare (town). 6 I swapped my mare and got me a mule, And then I rode like a gol-darned fooL 7 I swapped my mule and got me a cow, And in that trade I just learned how. 8 I swapped my cow and got me a calf, And in that trade I just lost half. 9 I swapped my calf and got me a sheep, And then I rode till I fell asleep. I0 I swapped my sheep and got me a hen, And la! what a pretty thing I had then! I I I swapped my hen and got me a rat, And I sat it on a haystack for two little cats. 12 I swapped my rat and got me a mole, And the dog-gone thing went straight to its hole! 14 LORD THOMAS AND FAIR ELLENDOR or. THE BROWN BRIDE Words collected bv LORAINE WYMAN VOICE I, I O PIANO I A I . (Knott County, Kentucky) Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY ,n ,Jf .P must I mar - ry Fair , L[I V El - len - dor, say, bringthebrongirl home"2- 7 Or bring the brown girl home" 2. Then 1 -WL4 l. w. W C. Copyright MCXXX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured if 734bU-11 t, I I S; I I 2,r I '5 A i l y Vr' home.7'L ' I I W. W 3."The brown girl she has Rold and si -ver, Fair v r I V , L , 0i r r r - _. El - len - dor she- has none, My bless - ing on you, my A Il. - K I ' - I I - I _ A A-L r r 73480-11 . a, I -p ;g -e I r I tj W fo-'I -- I 16 L, I. f r ' I ' V z ' rV rr v - 4. He rode till he came to Fair El - len - dor's gate. He tin - gledthe bell with his . iiaw. C It-,\ sinie 1I I rail C cane, - A., I -I i r No one so read- y is Fair El- len-dor,To rise and bid him come rail I . X K , .N-I I I V- ( ( ApI I Ci 401 - - I - A I- . I I ' ;tv Iff .ea----4 POW" P ftf t) ' r r took her for some fair queen. l I L 0) r F ... _ k r -----r ---r r P 9. She rode till she came to Lord I I L1 "If t II 0) P Thom-as - 's gate, She pull'd all up- her rein, No one so read-y as Lord AL., I I I l e) W0' Tj it +- .w .0 _ 73480-115 17 It La i J vi17 I P/ L F - 'I V V ' 11. The brown girl drew a knife from her belt, The Thom-as he drew his sword from his side, As he molto he / .1+_ j i8 A Is V A I. V If t F en I v 73480- 115 AL -31, I-o I l motto epware e strsxgendo L wf --- r I -V V blade be-ing keen and caime in from the sharp, hill, V v v P7 ' Be - tween the long rib He cut off the head of his r P and the short, Stabb'd wil - ful bride, And A I , ' . Ki . 1 . b;-- Iw I _i 4. -Ip stringendo molto is,a A I I 19 73480- 115 - - I: I . 11........... W. IP.. t dig my grave, Go A-. -.. _ F -A.- I I r w ' V , dig it long and __ _ K I F I V deep, And I r bur - y Fair El- len - 4r A. 4 A 73480- 115 20 A , . . 0) r e I ( )I - - I k- I i - I :0--t-O. LORD THOMAS AND FAIR ELLENDOR OR THE B3ROWN BRIDE I "0 mother, 0 mother, pray what shall I do Come advise your own dear son; O must I marry fair Ellendor, say, Or bring the brown girl home" 2 Then she rose up, she pondered it well, This counsel she gave her son; Says: "My advice to you, young man, Go bring the brown girl home." 3 "The brown girl she has gold and silver, Fair Ellendor she has none, My blessing on you, my own dear son, If you bring the brown girl home." 4 He rode till he came to fair Ellendor's gate, He tingled the bell with his cane, No one so ready as fair Ellendor To rise and bid him come in. 5 "What news, what news, Lord Thomas" she cried, "What news hast thou brought unto me" "I've come to ask you to my wedding, Now what do you think of me" 6 "0 mother, 0 mother, pray what shall I do, Can't you so see I am all undone, Shall I go to Lord Thomas's wedding, Or stay at home and mourn" 7 "Dear daughter, you have no business there, And the brown girl she has some, My advice to you, my daughter dear, Is to stay at home and mourn." 8 She dressed herself in a lily-white robe, Her head she dressed in green, And every town that she rode through, They took her for some fair queen. 9 She rode till she came to Lord Thomas's gate, She pulled all up her rein, No one so ready as Lord Thomas himself, To rise and bid her come in. I0 He took her by the lily-white hand, And led her through the hall, And seated her down in a rocking-chair, Among the ladies all. I I The brown girl drew a knife from her belt, The blade being keen and sharp, Between the long rib and the short, Stabbed fair Ellendor to the heart. 12 Lord Thomas he drew his sword from his side, As he came in from the hall, He cut off the head of his wilful bride And threw it against the wall. '3 Then placing the handle against the wall, And the blade against his heart, Says: "Did you ever see three lovers meet, That had so soon to part" 14 "O mother, 0 mother, go dig my grave, Go dig it long and deep, And bury fair Ellendor in my arms, The brown girl at my feet. 22 Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN A, Allegro moderato VOICE PIANO) LITTLE MATTHEW GROVE or, LORD DANIEL'S WIFE (Letcher County, Kentucky) Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY mf k1 1. The first came in was lit-tle fbot -page was / I of m i 0 I I Mf Il mf f 4-y r r Dan - iel's wife, As fine hear these words, Be - fore as an-- y the break of I I r queen, As fine as an - y day, Be - fore the break of A I N =I I W vW mtf 7 'I I -V -, I of I I r 78480- 115 Copyright MCMXX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured -0iJ U ) queen. day" - I-- - -,) I I I L..J- ; 6__-J I I -_ I k K r Ir r r "I can tell by the ring you ran, he ran to the r v V have on your hand, You bro - ken bridge, He W p ,0poco rail r r are Lord Dan - iel's wife, smote on his breast and swam, -h I fo . _ You, are Lord Dan - iel's wife.' He smote on his breast and swam. poOC rail I r g-- -- I p 23 ()I t) night!' ran, V He A I d) I L MJf 9_ I) 4) V a tewpo 8. "It 6. He a tempo r r- r 7S480 -t1 1 Ay I. T I -- - -- I hL S L P P P2 V P r r makes no dif- fer-encewhose wifeI am, ran till he came to Lord Dan-iel's hall, r V V -1 v V To you nor no oth - er man, He ran till he came to the gate,' F I P V - I V r F V I vV F ) -1 - ;si e, - l R lu sQ inik 1I ._ __ F r r - - p - v - p I hus-band'snot at home to-night, He's in some dis - tant land, - ran till he came to Lord Dan -iel's hall, He rat-tled those bells and he rang, AIru r'o 0) I A I 0) qE- T-. P11 I I m'f 24 A I a) ) nI My He ) -P. He's He V -v-- r jv--- F 73480- 115 ...q r- r--l i K I-- ____ V_1__ A II ro ro I r--1. roi-: 25 '2. I L. 7"What' the mat--- ter, 'my i -- tie - r 7."What's the mat-ter, 'my lit-tle foot-pageWhat's the r -"qI f I ik I ) 7 r I I r P- r v V news you bring to me" "There's an - oth - er man in the bed with your wife, As FM- -I - I I r . W 1 W W sure as you are - vw I l born, , r As sure as you -are T--- - F f I c born!" - 8. "If II 73480- tiS Iip - - .-. , Iffil. -, I,-- I 1-0 I I I I I i I -..A I 7ir-T1111 JK--Wl -up-,,- iT- I I S l l I ;4-O. 1 26 t I 0) r V F r P f V thig be a lie," Lord Dan - iel said, "That you have brought to this be a lie, a f Mue, I bring to you, Which you are tak - ing it to be, V I - I I i Z-, Z b. V '1 . __ I e _ 4t V) F r r rV r r r r build me a scaf - fold on the King's high- way, need not build a scaf - fold on the King's high - way, And hang - ed you shall But hang me to a AIi Is 4d :mpre mayreato h _ a V I w 7t I V rI h. Z h. b. 73480- 116 I III You I I it _CF 4 r 4 C_ 27 k v V r r P P gath- er'd an arm - y of his men that they fell to hug-ging and kiss - inf A I V I r ] YV V V He start - ed with a free good From that they fell a - .1-- I , F r r P r will, He put his bu - gle to his mouth, And sleep, And when they waked. up they saw Lord Dan -iel, he blew both loud and He stood at their bed - e) wF - -W00004- I ir W 1W _W VW--- 73480-11. I 6 I -I L I I I 1. . I I -2t=i--- 28 A , Sf h K r r I r r V Dan - iel sure- ly comes home this night, For I hear his How do you like the gay la - dye, That lies in mf A qI I w bu - gle blow, your arms and sleeps, IV V For I That 73480-115 I T 1-.=== I A 1 4 r Fr F p P '1 Mat - thew Grove, pil - low, sir, Ii. And keep me from Ver- y well I like r I the cold, your sheet, V r It's noth - ing but my Much bet- ter I like your -v r F- ro L L -- L A ----- -r r -P P I fa - ther's shep - herd, Blow - ing of his sheep to the fold, -gay la - dye, r That lies in my arms and r I sleeps, That v r V -_O 73480-1t:w 'I G' 29 V -v r V) 11 A . F--001 V -V --- 11V F-- ---00: - -- e-.1 F ; 9-1- ; g.,- 6 I - 10; i i I L r r F r 16."Get up, get up, Lit-tle Mat-thew Grove, Get up and put on your clothes, i-'I X 6 tZ. -- r r r r nev- er shall be said in r r-. this wide world, A na ked man I - AD S : . V I ,U- 4 L V r .X X A. 30 11Ii qu V ( It An i CIV . e ' 4d slew, A a V - 73480-115 6 1 a .tevyvo. V r O-) You may take the ver - y best sword, And I will take the worst, And I I I . . W V W 0 _ .- T AW l r I- __________________________________________________________ I f rr V r V V _K I will take the worst." I8."You may take the ver-y first lick, And Mat-thewGrove struckthe ver-y first lick, Lord I - I a I. - 61 . I - I -- do 7 1 L a'WI v) r r make it like a Dan - iel struck the V man, floor, 1 _ v I 0 _ -- -- =:-IA h f.Y And I will take the Lord Dan - iel took the v V P r ver- y next lick And ver- y next lick, Lit- tle t It . r r rail I 1. a texpo. I kill y Mat-t' I, r I F you if I can, And iew struck no more, Lit _ ' : I : 1 ff- U' - 7' 'U r/ r - d kill you if I -tle - Mat-thew struck no knife," Iw .Ij 31 IL ) I can." 19. Lit- tle a Mevpo I 73480- II.; r F --- r T I 6 I IV I F I L 1): A ., t ,", 1- 1 6 I ! V - _ .06 1 32 M I Fr r by the hand, pi r r Says, "Come sit on my knee, I r r r r Which of these men you L I .-. J w ' S- .. 11- II k L I' f a, poco rail W) r r love the best, Lit-tie Mat-thew Grove or A I I - o I I W VW me, r r Lit-tle Mat-thew Grove or me" poco ral I I I G I i atempp . . L I) r r r V r 21.'How do you like his ro - sy cheek, How do you like his chin, LSI a tempo Jp I L r I4 V.. T__- II_ + L 73480 -11 5 1 l -W I I 6 I t O-W r'd I F ___ L_-, I L I I r , r r r - How do you like Lit - tle Mat - thew Grove, Who now lies dead for his t, If;, . a 'te poco p I c z poco crtac n) l r his r s now lies dead for hissin"____ 22. "'Ver - ywell I like hi ro - sy cheek', Ver- y Aq, I t) - I pp_ r nF- a tempo f / - a ==- IL poco a poco I _ V mm CWLC -.- ___ ) - r r .r r r r r r r well I like his chin, Much bet - terI love Lit - tleMat - thew GroveThan fV --- I A I F r , - I r si e. V I Q)4 4 '0 sfz 7X480 -115 A i P 33 AV sin, p n, I rah( Who I I- tJ ( 4 R -- - pi fIA _I . . n1 4--; LITTrLE MATTHEW GROVE OR LORD DANIEL'S WIFE I The first came in was dressed in red, The next came down in green, The next came down was Lord Daniel's wife, II: As fine as any queen. :11 2 She stepped up to Little Matthew Grove, "Go home with me to-night." "I can tell by the ring you have on your hand, 11: You are Lord Daniel's wife." :11 3 "It makes no difference whose wife I am, To you nor no other man, My husband's not at home to-night, II: He's in some distant land." :11 4 The little foot-page was standing by, Heard every word was said: "Your husband will surely hear these words, 11: Before the break of day." :11 S Oh, he had sixteen miles to go, And ten of them he ran, He ran, he ran to the broken bridge, 11: He smote on his breast and swam. :11 6 He ran till he came to Lord Daniel's hall, He ran till he came to the gate, He ran till he came to Lord Daniel's hall, 11: He rattled those bells and he rang. :11 7 "What's the matter, what s the matter, my little foot-page, What's the news you bring to me" "There's another man in the bed with your wife, II: As sure as you are born!" :11 8 "If this be a lie," Lord Daniel said, "That you have brought to me, I'll build me a scaffold on the King's highway, 11: And hanged you shall be!" :11 9 "If this be a lie I bring to you, Which you are taking it to be, You need not build a scaffold on the King's highway, II: But hang me to a tree!" :1I IO He gathered an army of his men, He started with a free good will, He put his bugle to his mouth And he blew both loud and shrill. : I I "Get up, get up, Little Matthew Grove, Get u and ut on your clothes, Lord Danief surely comes home this night, II: For I hear his bugle blow." :11 I2 "Lie still, lie still, Little Matthew Grove, And keep me from the cold, It's nothing but my father's shepherd, 11: Blowing of his sheep to the fold." :11 13 From that they fell to hugging and kissing, From that they fell asleep, And when they waked up they saw Lord Daniel, Il: He stood at their bed-feet. : 14 "How do you like your pillow, sir, How do you like your sheet, How do you like the gay ladye, II: That lies in your arms and sleeps" :11 is "Very well I like your pillow, sir, Very well I like your sheet, Much better I like your gay ladye, II: That lies in my arms and sleeps." i6 "Get up, get up, Little Matthew Grove, Get up and put on your clothes, It never shall be said in this wide world, If: A naked man I slew." :11 17 "You have two bright swords," he said, "Me not so much as a knife." "You may take the very best sword, II: And I will take the worst." i8 "You may take the very first lick, And make it like a man, And I will take the very next lick, II: And kill you if I can." :11 19 Little Matthew Grove struck the very first lick, Lord Daniel struck the floor, Lord Daniel took the very next lick, I: Little Matthew Grove struck no more. :11 20 He took the ladye all by the hand, Says: "Come sit on my knee, Which of these men, you love the best, II: Little Matthew Grove or me" :11 2I "How do you like his rosy cheek, How do you like his chin, How do you like Little Matthew Grove, 11: Who now lies dead for his sin":11 22 "Very well I like his rosy cheek, Very well I like his chin, Much better I love Little Matthew Grove If: Than you and all your kin!" :11 36 NOAH'S ARK (Knott County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE PIANO t Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOIAARD BROCKWAY I - , Allegro con molto brio A I. 8empre 1-3 4 3 2 I -0. ben ritmico I + N I I I I I I A I I. 'I i L Build - ing his I . ark on sand - y I w I I I Copyright MCMXX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured I. 0t land. I- Oh, who built the -I 41L. I1 73480 - O1 e I -;PI -a -\ ftt I I I 37 t - I I IL 4) I I -r ark Oh, No - ah,, No - ahbuilt the ark, Oh, I1 r r yes, my ILord! I 1 . 106I 1 I ..' - r r r r 2. Oh, if re - 11 - gion was a thing that mon- ey'd buy, The rich would I W mef =a live, the poor would I die. _ _ I i I k Oh, who built the ark Oh, Poco ma l d) No - ah, No - ah built the poco ra.i - _ l I I E - , . :-_ I = _ . =10 _ ,, _ _ _._ I - _f ,- . C :2 A i I A.' t A i . A I I ark, Oh-, yes, L I. 9-) r / my i p Lord! t - - -! I ...' I I I ILA I i I i - I 10 -A. 1. -.11111V44-mf---- -- -IIL I11 I . 1 I I I I /17 4 I 73480- I51 38 a teWpo A L . mP I I IV - 3. Thank the_ Lord, it is not_ so, a kewpo A i tt I MOOR The rich must die as Qj r sf 'Il w - - 7 L 4 . L. well as the poor. Oh, who F f- I. ., built the 1. rI -1 A I I , LL Ik No- ahbuilt the ark, Oh, n,. .r_ L r r yes, my t, S; -t1 Lord! 4. Since -7 C u v ) V) - I a I arlc Oh, AD V N N No - ah, I AD ,f- I've been /T i r f A 73480 -115 l -==i I . 1. - PM" . UWW I I if===. I I I sJz . I II Tr I 1117 39 1 X , i K Rtf, I-j - gone. - Oh, who built the ark Oh, No - ah, No- h built the A i j -=====- I F----- "i -I- -0, V . ra . rMM zo Il , pooco rai V ark, Oh, I - a yes, my Lordl - A I V poico rail t 4 7 -I- F - I qi av tempo rzt:- I 1 1 _- = I _ A i, I I - walk, See long graves as well as short. Oh, who A I , pi I 0 ( ir _. . . fr r 7341ho- lIV L mm" I I I 1 ----W :1 4 I -I -0 I -IqW r L i i k I I _ built the ark Oh, No - ah, No - ah built the ark, Oh, ) -_ I 1 I g u F r 1i 0,1 I I ; - I k 6. Oh, if you. get there be - fore I - - do, Tell Mas- sa Nl 'I 1 Je-sus I'm a - I . _I I com - ing too. _ Oh, who built the 40 At Li t) yes, my V Lord! A i . CJ ) - ,i- a ,. . . I II I ark Oh, 73480-115 / l II il I I ---I - I I I I A I . "Ali -11ftW 1- A I I I I A I . -do A I . I 1. -0p -Iw - i f kQ ::" 4106 1 NOAH'S ARK Some say Noah was a foolish old man, Building his ark on sandy land. Oh, who built the ark Oh, Noah, Noah, Noah built the ark, Oh, yes, my Lord. 2 Oh, if religion was a thing that money'd buy The rich would live, the poor would die. Oh, who built the ark Oh, Noah, Noah, Noah built the ark, Oh, yes, my Lord! 3 Thank the Lord it is not so, The rich must die as well as the poor. Oh, who built the ark Oh, Noah, Noah, Noah built the ark, Oh, yes, my Lord! 4 Since I've been deaned, since I've been born, So many people have been dead and gone. Oh, who built the ark Oh, Noah, Noah, Noah built the ark, Oh, yes, my Lord! S Down by the graveyard we must walk, See long graves as well as short. Oh, who built the ark Oh, Noah, Noah, Noah built the ark, Oh, yes, my Lord! 6 Oh, if you get there before I do, Tell Massa Jesus I'm a-coming too, Oh, who built the ark Oh, Noah, Noah, Noah built the ark, Oh, yes, my Lord! 42 Wxords collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE PIANO YOUNG EDWARD (Knott County, Kentucky) Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY A A i.. I IV 4 I y - do d-.4. O night, No dan _ ger need you fear!' 2. He night, That sor-row would crown his A it - _ I 4 'r -I r- I K head.._ I I I . _ I Copyright MCMXX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured zMf .4 3. This F .I F 73480 - t1i ,p"7 I- _j 'jj I w---- . f ff=m- ms Ri) I r W I r I _ I kill'd him, He draggd himout ofbed, His blood __ it 1I :: I[ w w , z - f f =.- :w IOL 3I swift - ly-flow'd, he_ '- C, - I r - dr mr sleep - ing, Shehada- fright-fuldream;_She 1) - I I I f2 I I I I I _ dreamt- she saw her lovestand la i- T h J- I _ _ _ 1-I 1ThN F 1I I1 't err r r f 73480- 115 43 e.4 i4 I C ,6 V V am - A a4 _. ___I ------ - -- I _"A' ju _LEML::= 'e A a 4.. I OP I I . rail c, o weep-ing, His blood ft [- - -IF-- a temp m f Dw'd in a stream. 6."0 tail el_ tempo fa- ther, where's the sail - or lad, Came g _ ml I 7 show,- For Iv ' raA( == Iw I I ' - , - . 4. sink - ing of my own true love, Down in theLow-lands low" ..I if -f 44 A is 4 ifzm.-. f n.. 0) A. t rC r Ai 1 . I a I I r- Pp /,I I 73480- 115 I I---- tt I V. N/ i 'O.F- - - I -F - jw At a 4. 'go- I r ==: ==O- YOUNG EDWARD "My father owns a fine house, On yonder riverside, And you can go and stay all night, No danger need you fear." 2 He sat up and discoursed with her. Till time to go to bed, And little did he think that night, That sorrow would crown his head. 3 This young man being a-drowsy, Went in the room to sleep; And Polly's cruel old father, All in the room did creep. 4 He stabbed him and he killed him, He dragged him out of bed, His blood it swiftly flowed, he sank All in the water, O! S As Polly she lay sleeping, She had a frightful dream; She dreamt she saw her love stand weeping, His blood flowed in a stream. 6 "0 father, where's the sailor lad Came here last night to stay" "Oh, he is dead, no tales can tell," Her father he did say. 7 "O father, cruel father, You'll die a public show, For sinking of my own true love Down in the Lowlands low." SPORTING BACHELORS (Letcher County, Kentucky) WVrds collected by LORAINE WYMAN A I Allegro molto spiritoso Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY f 1. Come 3. When 1I w F - all you sport-ing I r V r r bach - e-lors,.Who come- home, I am mf K . T- 1L 1V ss Is 73480- II1 Copyright NCMXXX by Oliver Ditson Comnpany International Copyright Secured 46 VOICE PIANO A I = . r A II la r V r wear - y of my frown and look life, sour, Let me Till I strive and do a-ll dare not stir At _C _ __________ I L can,_ can, life, life, Let me strive Then I dare and do mf all that I not stir for my is, r- --- r V 2. She dress-es me in rags, In the ver - y worst of 4. When sup - per is done, She just toss - es me . a I..1 Z -- Mf-. == - := - = rI r rags, While she bone, At I 1 dress -es like And swears I am o - bliged r sfiz a queen so fine; to main - tain her; 47 I I that I for my L can, life, ( can. life. 9) N h I 9) - V : r She 0 C1L 73480- 185 I . I I A I I A 0 " i 0- 1- ____ 6 j_ I.-- I - A __ - __ 19 .0, 's - I - T 0 I - -0- = t.!T C- - ...r 7 17 11 . P 48 k 0) . - r goes to the town sad the day I mar- A I Ig - ( by - ried, 0 that ..a I r r rr r day and by night, Where the I 'had long- er tar - ried, E'er - .0 _I = fIl_ IC. s-, _L do drfrink - wine, al - tar was led, - tle - men to the mf I1. gen - tle - men do drink to the - I r wine,_ wine, Where the led, led, E'er 6wom - _" MiLl ' .9 I w I I - tar was An I ri K 41 gen - I f- V 4 tb I p.- - : . iI 3y j I Id I t A I V 12. A I- .Wa Kg v, tz Q)al I IDA I 73480- 115 I k I I i a 4 ly I IV vj - ---------- 1-1 - - - - - - - - -- V- ----now -- .06 1 0 ' a) late 9- SPORTING BACHELORS Come all you sporting bachelors Who wish to get good wives, And never be deceived as I am; I married me a wife, Makes me weary of my life, Let me strive and do all that I can, can, can, Let me strive and do all that I can. 2 She dresses me in rags, In the very worst of rags, While she dresses like a queen so fine; She goes to the town By day and by night, Where the gentlemen do drink wine, wine, wine, Where the gentlemen do drink wine. .3 When I come home I am just like one alone, My poor joints trembling with fear, She'll pout and she'll lour, She'll frown and look sour, Till I dare not stir for my life, life, life, Till I dare not stir for my life. 4 When supper is done, She just tosses me a bone, And swears I'm obliged to maintain her; O sad the day I married, o that I had longer tarried, E'er I to the altar was led, led, led, E'er I to the altar was led! 50 Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE PIANO AS 1 WALKED OUT (Letcher County, Kentucky) Melody collected and piano accompanitnent by HOWARD BROCKWAY . k k I May_ morn - ing, For to hear the own- true love, Come sit you .1) 1 f -- MUN _ pret - ty birds sing down by - i J I Fr I J. I- J I J lII II. poco raff e) I r yv'T r- WME F oII- --- leant my back a-gainst a lit - tlec-_tage door, For to see true lov - ers been al - most three_ quar-ters of a year, Since I spoke one word to V) -2 r - mf a knpo 01 r -. .1 rr rrT -I- I To see them meet, "I will not sit to by r I r I . J 1 hear them_ talk, And you, young man, By I V to Copyright MCMXX by Oliver Ditson Company sweet, me, I It's ) 4) meet; thee'.' I j 'r .. A IT I fo.- A II 4 I I 73480 - 115 51 POcO rail I I - -- p a ftepo I , I hear what they had for to you nor no oth - er 1) ;i I P null say. man, I would care will Nor IL L I F V I r to know a lit - tHe I be-lieve a young mans a tempo I I I I A As Is I I fH-: ' 7- all ' a temo 0- o v V more. of.- their minds, Be faith_ or troth, For he's I I - fore I went a - way._ aI n4 i1 -C 9) - I j fi -q I I l l r f . I 0) 2f"Come a tempo _ _P I 9840- tis - - - l -l - - :_ I-- I rm" F- I -r ,T.C--- ... I j .,I v r I r r _ I I me be - lieve by the false_ oaths you. swore, That the sun rose in the _ V r rrfr I I I P r r blue, black or w brown, Save r r I he were on the top -JI I I - sail.. -_ ,,U r I _ir F', I--- - I high_ gal - lows_ tree, A - swear- ing he wish'd to come rwai _ -L 11- .. a I down." PMT 52 _' V made t) ) Zr r i Is .. a i - eyes be I I ) ' I r ) f a of a C S p r Ir I I 73480-1 1 I _I I Q) "I T V I d I . AS I WALKED OUT I As I walked out one May morning, For to hear the pretty birds sing sweet, I leant my back against a little cottage door, For to see true lovers meet; To see them meet, to hear them talk, And to hear what they had for to say, I would care to know a little more of their minds Before I went away. 2 "Come sit you down, my own true love, Come sit you down by me; It's been almost three quarters of a year Since I spoke one word to thee." "I will not sit by you, young man, By you nor no other man, Nor will I believe a young man's faith or troth, For he's sworn to many a one!" 3 "Oh, when my heart was yours, young man, And you robbed so rich a nest, You made me believe by the false oaths you swore, That the sun rose in the west; I will never believe a young man any more, Let his eyes be blue, black or brown, Save he were on the top of a high gallows tree, A-swearing he wished to come down!" 54 THE DAEMON LOVER (Harlan County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE PIANO iJ-- I V V I I I Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY L LI I I I own true_ love, Well met,well met"' said he, "I've just re - turn'd.. king's daugh-ter there, I'm sure you are 9) to blame; _ For I am mar-ried from the to a I I _ I co U U lb l zf A I 0) I V V - old salt_ sea, house -car-pen-ter, t) V83 f la lu( And it's all for the love And I think he's a nice '73480- 115 Copyright MCXXX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured ) young man." 2. "I 4. "Oh, I Iv 71 I -------- 1-1 ------- - I -a 0 r ,--7 of- Me!' I I -- -- -- r qu I I T I U la e-vio. --r-1 - ===- I9 r I t- 55 A I it poco rail r r all for the sake of_ thee." 8. "If ,poco rag 4r I I I . I I I I I -1-L Il I 7 I 7 ' I f I Ii - "P, 9) nII ) r F S I I I 73480- 115 _ I V I I I- go a- long V f6 'I r6_ rI I_ I V I s- with me" PW -- - g --== l= _ A I PR F I I I for -sake - I my. house - car-pen- ter, I I I And go a- long I I with you, You r r I have no mon-ey_ I to sup - port me_ on, 0 love, what would I_ do I i __________________________________________________________________________ I I I rr F I 6. "I have sev - en ships r I sail-ing on the seas, I I Be - sides sev-en more on I 1." I. I I - t 56 A IF2 ( )/"1 5. "If A I .I I .. i, I ' M '__1 ) ) ) I Ii e) ) --- -- ------- di rir r rAi r UW t) T U ) 73480- 115 1 A. I I K-49 , II f a e) W ip Sinyt--, -1 I PI ;I se I:q :q 1.0 i _6 I zi __ ;9 - FI+ V PI 4 - __ - - ! Mi P I 00 r_ I 1 - -0 - " 14 la I-- 496 I -4" W.A. .09- - __r WO M P_ CAi I V I r r -PI __ - I- -1, 21 - - - ::F=;I --d =1 M -06 -OU -0 r f j T - . JN f, r 9 , j , aL. SL j 1 r r down- y- bed, And kiss-es she gave - I a- 57 -2P I I it three.. . "Lie there,lie there, p, I, poco rai sweet lit-tle babe, )- W- - e : Bear your fa - ther corn - pan - ye' poco razi. _ __ I I I Y PP w V W my A I 734bU- I1S ---------------------------4 I I I a I II _ . 7_ I;_ j ___- f IV:; -:; ll!__ __-:z= -WI - 58 Tempo I A i f I r r r r I r I I r r I 8. They had-n't been sail-ing- but a - bout three weeks, I'm. sure it had not I I iJ 7 Vf sinile ----- - _ _ . P - O - wept most pit - y - ful - ye. r r 9. "Are you rr r Jr r rlr J- i , I 1 I- l i F rWr-Tr z . weep - ing for weep- ing for your house- car-pen-ter, my- house -car-pen-ter, I _ . I I I Or are you weep - ing for Nor am I weep - ing for p W, P I - - - a-- I 73480- i15 been 0) ) I I P m 1 . 1 r I -- 7 I - lo- - --- do. I ls -4 I - eT r r 4 c, --j I If Gf . iC I I I I -iI -1 -ip- 4 -- 1 _ I1 I p r r r r I f me, Or are you weep-ing for But I'm weep - ing for y s t your sweet lit-tle babe, my sweet lit-fle babe, p . _ VW ; bv i __ A I r g ,rail I-i- atemwJ I nev - er more nev - er more rzai shall see" shall I __ I a te p - : : V thee, S / 59 That you One I rV r r 10. "I'm not I I I I _w_ I I I 73480- t15 - ------------- ===- - I I f :- - :; - 4 JR : - : -0 . PP. 60 hills Ivhat hills, y_ owntrue_ ove, Wht hill so daI kI adF hills, what hills, myg own true_ love, What hills so dark and hills, what hills, my- own true- love, What hills as white as I I K J I ; I I K I I t) I I I low" "That is the hills of- hell, snow"_ "That is the hills of. heav- my_ love, -en, my_ love, A IL_- - a i tI .___ I I i I I I I 0 ) 1 A , ) Where Where 7S480- 115 , -7 .--- k ._ . I t) - --- -r 0, r I F____11 I f r- r f 1 THE DAEMON LOVER I "Well met, well met, my own true love, Well met, well met," said he, "I've just returned from the old salt sea, And it's all for the love of thee." 2 "I could have married a king's daughter there, I could have married her," cried he, "But I have forsaken these gold crowns, And it's all for the sake of thee." 3 "If you could have married a king's daughter there, I'm sure you are to blame; For I am married to a house-carpenter, And I think he's a nice young man." 4 "Oh, will you forsake your house-carpenter, Oh, will you forsake him" cried he, "Oh, will you forsake your sweet little babe, And go along with me" 5 "If I forsake my house-carpenter And go along with you, You have no money to support me on, O love, what would I do" 6 "I have seven ships sailing on the seas, Besides seven more on land, I have gold laid up in store You can have at your command." 7 She laid her baby on its downy bed, And kisses she gave it three, "Lie there, lie there, my sweet little babe, Bear your father companye." 8 They hadn't been sailing but about three weeks, I'm sure it had not been three, Till she threw herself on her true love's knee And wept most pityfulye. 9 "Are you weeping for your house-carpenter, Or are you weeping for me, Or are you weeping for your sweet little babe, That you never more shall see" 10 "I'm not weeping for my house-carpenter, Nor neither am I weeping for thee, But I'm weeping for my sweet little babe, One I never more shall see." II They hadn't been sailing but about three weeks, I'm sure it had not been four, Till the ship sprung a leak, to the bottom she went, Never to rise anv more. 12 "What hills, what hills, my own true love, What hills so dark and low" "That is the hills of hell, my love, "Where you and I must go!" 13 "What hills, what hills, my own true love, What hills as white as snow" "That is the hills of heaven, my love, Where you and I can't go!" I LORD ORLAND'S WIFE or, LITTLE MATTHEW GREW (Knott County, Kentucky) Words contacted by LORAINE WYMAN Allegro con brio Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY mif 1. The K IIJ t4r7: . - 1 V V Copyright XCMXX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copy-lght Sedured 62 VOICE 1V PIANO t) n4,f f L mf L kw- SAf U senza pedale 734SO-115 r""m 4 -"i R 63 I\ 73480-115 64 734850-1 65 Al _ I - news you bring to L __ __ _ I. V V me", "Lit-tle Mat - thew Grew's in I I 7 7 ,77 a L V)1 ' ' I 1r7./ - 7 -/ I v V_ _ V yr i , v bed with your wife, It's as 7 7 7 fC)- 4...O true, as an-y-thing can be, I V V - It's as true_ as an-y-thing can be' I I IP. ' 'V /IP / P 6 .1416 - I-- 1 PS P I f W . V r rY_ TA1 73480415 r ._ . I I I I A. 6f - A4. I.. r r F I r R. "If this be a lie; Lord Or - land said, "That you have brought- to this be a lie I bring to you, Which you are tak-ing it to U me,_ I'll be,., You 0) - 10 T _. ..ow .+ - [1 -- hang-ed you- shall beL' hang me to- a A K i W ' as I;.:: . 11 2 r 9. "If tree. 10. He -.OW-N ] k 1A r L / ',, r F r I r, - . call - ed up his mer- ry men all,_ "Come sad - dle me_ my steed,.- first they fellto hugging and kiss-lng, At last they fell_ a - sleep,- I I I W. r r r This All V ( r I I P -L' W= co- i 1I -4 r I- I) Mf I ) I U 73480-1i1 P i __ .1; I - I C I V W--- Vf I I lu 67 A C) night I must go. on the next morn L i - r to Buck- les -1 when they L I Al r - V-.J V - - ord - bur - y For I nev - er had great - er a - woke, Lord Or - land stood at their bed - f) U A I, L. . ) v '-- - I I thinks r hear the thres - sel cock, how do you like my cur - tains fine; A I 177 r :k - K Me Oh, I r ' - thinks I hear the how do you like my i -7 7-7 r 7 r r V K K L jay, sheet,- - r Me - Oh, t 1 I L -7- 7-7 W 73460-Wt, L 'A I _. i i -i r, 7 11 r, I/ tw P. would I were a - way:" lies in your arms and sleeps'2 t' P I /'V / I r Iv , I p I I tS 407 r 1.VF' 12.'Lie 15!'Ver-y V' / ' r v- P V still, well, k L . ;-P , I -.F lie still, Lit-ile Mat - thew Grew, And I like your cur - tains fine Ver-y AtI4- L , 0 MW_1 1 w _ 1. driv-ing hi-sep to the lies in my arms and 0 7 ., fold, sleeps,- A - driv - ing That lies in his sheep to the my arms and r V fold.'________ - ..- L I ----- - ----- 2,L/ 1' 73480-1 U 68 A t I I r .. 1 -I fj , , )I X Fr r r r cur - tains fine, Oh, how do you like my 69 L. A L i rF sheets, Oh, how do you like Lit-tle e . v 7 s 7 I D1- l r k. I I f I7 1If F L. 7 - s.f r V 7 7 f7 I k. 73480-lt5 I i' 70 V doID'2X-- III, Mat - thew Grew, That lies on the ground and sleeps, That lies on tl mf . -. .29- slepp D.atfnPPe-elIlieyu u-ansieV y wl 't' 7 7 6 7 X r S e : f8 7 = v fI . L. .9 - mfI 'kv r t; S-S r 7r0-C h-if sleeps" Much 'bVerytwe I like youfMa-he r ew cur-tan in esVr on wel sleeps, That lies on the ground and !Ieeps.' rail alfine A3 4 b -. , PR,, -, r , be \ ' 'F] Ir r I e s PM t- t \1 - 4Z7-8. q , - ) . 73480-tI.' I l I _ _ I LORD ORLAND'S WIFE OR LITTLE MATTHEW GREW I The first came in was a gay ladye, The next came in was a girl, The next came in was Lord Orland's wife, The fairest of them all. 2 Little Matthew Grew was standing by, She placed her eyes on him, "Go up with me, Little Matthew Grew This livelong night we'll spend." 3 "I can tell by the ring that's on your finger, You are Lord Orland's wife." "But if I am Lord Orland's wife Lord Orland is not at home." 4 The little foot-page was standing by, Heard all that she did say; "Your husband surely will hear these words, Before the break of day." 5 Oh, he had sixteen miles to go, And ten of them he ran, He ran till he came to the broken bridge, He smote his breast and he swam. 6 He ran till he came to Lord Orland's hall, He ran till he came to the gate, He rattled those bells and loud he rang, "Awake, Lord Orland, awake!" 7 "What's the matter, what's the matter, my little foot-page, What's the news you bring to me" "Litttle Matthew Grew's in bed with your wife, It's as true as anything can be." 8 "'If this be a lie," Lord Orland said, "That you have brought to me, I'll build a scaffold on the King's highway And hanged you shall be." 9 "If this be a lie I bring to you, Which you're taking it to be, You need not build a scaffold on But hang me to a tree." 10 the King's highway, He called up his merry men all, "Come saddle me my steed, This night I must go to Bucklesfordbury For I never had greater need." I I "Methinks I hear the thressel cock, Methinks I hear the jay, Methinks I hear Lord Orland's bugle, And I would I were away." 12 "Lie still, lie still, thou Little Matthew Grew, And huggle me from the cold, 'Tis nothing but a shepherd's boy A-driving his sheep to the fold." 13 At first they fell to hugging and kissing, At last they fell asleep, All on the next morn when they awoke, Lord Orland stood at their bed-feet. 14 "Oh, how do you like my curtains fine, Oh, how do you like my sheets, Oh, how do you like my gay ladye, That lies in your arms an sleeps" Is "Very well I like your curtains fine, Very well I like your sheets, Much better I like your gay ladye That lies in my arms and sleeps." i6 "Get up, get up, Little Matthew Grew, And prove your word to be true, I'll never have it for to say, A naked man I slew." 17 The first lick struck Little Matthew struck Which caused an awful wound, The next lick struck Lord Orland struck, And laid him on the ground. 18 "Oh, how do you like my curtains fine, Oh, how do you like my sheets, Oh, how do you like Little Matthew Grew That lies on the ground and sleeps" 19 "Very well I like your curtains fine, Very well I like your sheets, Much better I like Little Matthew Grew That lies on the ground and sleeps." I 72 THE OLD MAID (Letcher County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE I A I S PIANOS Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Copyright MCMXX by Oliver Ditzon Company International Copyright Secured 73480 -1!5 73 A I . 0) d r I'm de - ter-mined to I'm de - ter-mined to IA I.La ) A L, A I . P:r - livean old_- maid, I'd live an old. maid, I'd VV rath - er rath - er r PI stay sin - gle and stay sin - gle and r _ a - _t s _ Fine I won't mar- ry at I won't mar - ry at . L r r, r -'r 2. 1 won't. mar- ry a A I . I r .1 N - W I Ir r man that's thin, ii V r r r Nor the lit - tle fat man whose II tI 2 5 73480 -115 V n I . all. all. ) A II Fine tI. p I-' ) K II k k W - W _WWWOMPq F-- - -- -- - I I -4- 1W -40 7 7 jp- L k 74 ' V V ea - sy to win; An , I ' As _ 2 F r V r Oh, I wont mar - ry at 4 1 5 W r r all, at all, Oh, poco rai. A It IL ) V V Ci - r live an old_- maid, 6 A I1 '. 2 AI , ) V V K r r V v I'd rath-er stay sin - gle and lie in the shade, poco rafl Oh, A I . .)Po k D.S.al Fine I I ILIL T r V r I won't mar-ry a r I man that's thin, r r v Oh, I won't mar- ry at A I a tempo L 4w I ' I- - D.S.at Pine 73480-1t5 ) all. - I r_= L, I , L- --ow - -1 L I . -. d- --t = - I J. - i-11--li.- THE OLD MAID I won't marry a man that's tall, The little old dumplings are worse than all; Oh, I won't marry at all, at all, Oh, I won't marry at all. For I'm determined to live an old maid, I'd rather stay single and lie in the shade, Oh, I won't marry a man that's tall, Oh, I won't marry at all. 2 I-won't marry a man that's thin, Nor the little fat man who's easy to win, Oh, I won't marry at all, at all, Oh, I won't marry at all. For I'm determined to live an old maid, I'd rather stay single and lie in the shade, Oh, I won't marry a man that's thin, Oh, I won't marry at all. 3 I won't marry a man that's poor, For he'll go begging from door to door, Oh, I won't marry at all, at all, Oh, I won't marry at all. For I'm determined to live an old maid, I'd rather stay single and lie in the shade, Oh, I won't marry a man that's poor, Oh, I won't marry at all. CHARMING BEAUTY BRIGHT (Knott County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE PIANO Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY A I I court - ed a charmi-ing 'biau - ty bright. r On her I placed A I . I 1 1 1 I : own heart's de - light; .C w , w _ - I court - ed her for 4111 of r v--- -- r love I did ob - tain, I'm Sur atI b - j I - I - e she had no rea - sons to- w Tri Copyright VCXXX by Oliver Ditson Company Internatioaal Copyright Secured I 4.,, 1 X 'rftl ...4 4;;;--j my I V PI I I A i I V I love and A I. Wi a f _1- .d. I wi ii I I -07L -- !-, .1 I 05 I . - ==- --- --------- -101"', . 7 10 - .41 I I 73480 - If.; rall ar texpo me to corn - plain brail U fewe p 2. One day to the win - dow I I--I I - C) 77 ( 73480- 15 AZ I I I -- 1w / 78 4i6 IPI pa - rents were a -gainstit I - I IF Ad. i-. when they came to I . 5 amile I ten. r , r lock'dher in her cham - ber and. . no ten. . s kept her con - ceal- ed, 'r 73480- 115 V 3. Her A Is 0) ) know. IF /_1 4 r1I. qu A I . I ti. -7 -' -- - l i I AV------ C-- 4 I pp f/-- - t M:",: C",f "'C- C..,.. 11 CHARMING BEAUTY BRIGHT Once I courted a charming beauty bright, On her I placed my own heart's delight; I courted her for love and love I did obtain, I'm sure she had no reasons to me to complain. 2 One day to the window she was forced to go, To see if her true love endured yet or no, He lifted up his head, his eyes were shining bright, His only thoughts were of his own heart's delight. 3 Her parents were against it when they came to know, They strove to part us by day and by night, They locked her in her chamber and kept her poncealed, I never got a sight of my love any more. 80 COME ALL YOU YOUNG AND HANDSOME GIRLS (Letcher County, Kentucky) Wordscollected by LORAINE WYMAN A VOICE PIANO I S Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY ,legro con spirito J = - -I 1 -- all you young and hand - s6me girls, Take warn - ing of a will you on my words de- - pend, And will you bear in sempre staccato - I w I 4 Lt f _ _ I I w I - I l W w w .Ai friend, And learn the ways mind, A - mong a M I I I I v bun of the widA world, - dre4 _I,- 1- V I O , men or more, I P0 - 'I I I a 1 4: : _ I Copyright MCMXX by OlitvDitsonCompany International Copyright Secured 1 C) r.i C) W - w , - w ) And A 73480-115 I I P. I _ S iI poCo raAl I I- U.- on my words friendis hard poco rag A6- Iw , , 1. de - pend. to a tempoqx 1 W A Ir i 12. find. a tenpo TJ ,, I I 1v pi I J 4Z2 F FF FF F pound;40 V I was in -I I Lc, . my six - teenth year, Oh, Wil - ly court - A 'd tT P- S S ki --------_ r r rrrr F F FFFF F F F FFF i ) 8S Au I .W'i I) 2. 0O11, I 1) P S I B. When- I / ed 73540-115 I i I I i Pm i i 40 Z:ImpI . -a - 10 - - I I j r- F q-- P. 41L 1 i A 1, 4 2 - I I 00-9 82 -I rv. He said if SU - W - I I would go with him, t 1S ; , til I _ IIr r r r F poco rail I cI W lov - ing wife I'd be. 4. To a Meapt rail I T--T-rrrrrr r I I II r him my heart 1 CO . had been con - fined, I could not well k j r r r r r I no, I thought I knew . S t 0 ,W ..1- - r rrr r r rr ' CU d he was my friend, And a - WF4p - _-- OL I 1 r r r rvrr me, 1i His ,AJi I poco0 ra _.. F M ) a tempu 8f 10 O ) AII 0) say ) AP CU r I I I I I 734SO- 1; -I - I I I I I I I t :f 0 _ _. I ' -a -I W V S i 83 Poco rail I ,. . bI I I_ way with him did go. poco ranR a /empo _ : : I I:= Ih : ,T4= Fzf - t r r-I - -r -r- r r I: 1 wasmyap - pes lie,_________. t' - ti he ,a, "Yo, mot - er- loe me da. Yo kno thtyu pe - res may 51 ' '=r r rO m r P d. ce si 5 Whn we wer fa a wa fro hom.Thatr ww_f-,e he ws kn to me O MY was my hap - piest life, IUn -til he said, "Yo u moth - er loved me dear. You know that you per_ a go home Yo -can - nobe MY wie'6.1M suad0- e me Ho 'can yo lev me pOCO rail a Ampo I r Fr _ p 1r r - ir I F 1 j6 1tILL I I I I . . I I 1 1 73480-115 1 W iU 84 A ; Endingof 6t' Verse ture,- - -ar-l g-i-l ture, dar- ling girl, a tempo 6 ji . I I - q jAf v, ' 1 f IO - L L I I l " I W I -I find no fault 9- in you, But I am bound to ramr ble round, - I o n v .t ! t' I Or I 1 : Z -. I , M. . _p _j _ _ _ _ W WL- 1 _ I U' I_ poco rla. now bid you poco rail , [ IN9 t-4z O-- A, a - dieu!" a tempo - - + -A 10 p1- --! I J v - / I o. _- As I I 1.I O I I Ii 1 _ . I I motto vivace al fine 73480-115 - 7. "O.. na - ture, na 1 i I NftmlI I tf wow - ------- COME ALL YOU YOUNG AND HANDSOME GIRLS I Come all you young and handsome girls, Take warning of a friend, And learn the ways of the wide world, And on my words depend. 2 Oh, will you on my words depend, And will you bear in mind, Among a hundred men or more, A friend is hard to find. 3 When I was in my sixteenth year, Oh, Willy courted me, He said if I would go with him, His loving wife I'd be. 4 To him my heart had been confined, I could not well say no, I thought I knew he was my friend, And away with him did go. S When we were far away from home, That was my happiest life, Until he said: "You may go home, You cannot be my wife." 6 "My father he was kind to me, My mother loved me dear, You know that you persuaded me, How can you leave me here" 7 -0 nature, nature, darling girl, I find no fault in you, But I am bound to ramble round, I now bid you adieu! " 86 THE TOAD'S COURTSHIP Words collected by LORAINE WVYMAN A , Moderato (Letcher County, Kentucky) Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY 1. Toad went a-court-ing and 2. Toad went to La-dy .. go l I g - II f Mf ben ritma(o I k Mous- e's di ri d .e did ride, den, L N K a - hum! a - hum! (always with closed lips) r r r y Toad went a-court-ing- and he did Toad went to La - dy Mous - e's la -f L Is IL Copyright MCXXX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured VOICE PIANO f sempre staccato t A n Pt) . I T ; P K ride, den, And Is k 734hO- 11. ht - 1_w I 87 l F F I It r ;ii-r--zt F r 1- huml "Yes,'.aid La-dyMouse,"I'm with-in, Raise the latch and please walk in"' - rr._ -f.r -- _ _ _ _ W-OPil I -hm4.Tad tooLa - dy Mos n"ow VW I. _ ,a - hum! . Toad took Lad kdy Mouse _ =F I m Of' O I P :i.41lo16'AI L. C wr " f sK ,. _ s = f _ f _ s _ s onhisknee a - hum Toa tooLa- -y Moson hike, n k k V a0 Is M f k K L 73480- Ili --I W . ;or 4' 88 AL Jf V -- -= W 5. "Not with - Qut Un-cle Rat's con - sent",' 'al,- a - hum! 'Not with-out Un-cle 1 '10 I 1 I I I Rat's con - sent 1)is Tr r Would I mar - ry thePres - i a a - hum! - - dent!" b--" 4 _ _.OM mVf 6. Un - cleRat he p went to town, r K f_ _ Nf- ------- IPI ' r r r Un - cle Rat he went to town, To get his niece a 9 k I 7W W L - I.6-- Afla I: i I - ( _eT 441V 14' - e , ; - F_ -- O -IV, 7U/ USUW- Ahi V _W a - hum! -4 -- V f - I -4 --.E=:= or 7 I PR - . PR L..6if L.Z ___: . 14-4-- f - 19 M 6==J v _ . 7 I d- r wed-ding gown, .. K ;, = A.U P. r a - hum! W_ ; :=N- lk I L p _. _ _. k I C) 7. What does he 8. Where will the I get wed - P _ for the ding le P k k ,a mf -w wed - ding gown sup- per be_ le I. a - hum! a - hum! v k I . A 4) -r Wlat does he get for the wed - ding gown A Where will the wed- ding sup - per be mIf L k k r V V v P piece of the hide of an 'Way down yon- der in a K L .) r ' - old grey - hound, hol - low tree. le Ii. I.- _ a - hum! a - ' .'_'4 K fu iI -_- h _ _-- - hum! 1 k v 89 I, L ( ( S I I[ I 734WO - 115 I I L I k I I f V - -IMQ I k K I . 1 W41 4 t 90 A j P . I V " '- 7 v V - 9. What will the wed-ding- sup - per be 10. First came in was a lit-tle sad chick,. 6W'slop r vif subito p a - hum! a - hum! K I P, r What will the wed-ding Firstcame in was a K I T___ . "0' I "f or V pr r W_ sup - per be- Two soup beans and a black-eyed pea, lit-tle sad chick,It ate so much it made it sick, mf IWWO lw IA It I "iii 9) a - hum! a - b I r1 Li I 73480 - 115 IM.1 IM I - r - Ir In -, - In - AD Is _ _ AWN- ola k k 91 A g P K K i "-F V7 - 13.Next came in was a 14. Toad took La-dy Mouse v lit-tle fat pig down to dwell_ a - hum! Next came a - hum! Toad took L 4 !,4L0-6 -9. I P r IK I v in was a La-dy Mouse I K W-. IM - 7 T _ ,,- 1 11 '.41L - 0) _______ mef -v-----r r r hum! Toad went swim-ming a - cross the lake, K K I . _r ,' -- He got swal-low'd by a wa-ter - snake, A 'If k K s la K K 92 Ab ' f I.) In mf L L k k 734so- t15 Eirma I EFOR j Im I THE TOAD'S COURTSHIP I Toad went a-courting and he did ride, ahum! Toad went a-courting and he did ride, Sword and buckler by his side, ahum! 2 Toad went to Lady Mouse's den, ahum! Toad went to Lady Mouse's den, And said: "Lady Mouse, are you within" ahum! 3 "Yes," said Lady Mouse, "I'm within," ahum! "Yes," said Lady Mouse, "I'm within, Raise the latch and please walk in," ahum! 4 Toad took Lady Mouse on his knee, ahum! Toad took Lady Mouse on his knee, And said: "Lady Mouse, will you marry me" ahum! S "Not without Uncle Rat's consent," ahum! "Not without Uncle Rates consent Would I marry the President," ahum! 6 Uncle Rat he went to town, ahum! Uncle Rat he went to town To get his niece a wedding gown, ahum! 7 What does he get for the wedding gown ahum! What does he get for the wedding gown A piece of a hide of an old grey-hound, ahum! 8 Where will the wedding supper be ahum! Where will the wedding supper be 'Way down yonder, in a hollow tree, ahum! 9 What will the wedding supper be ahum! What will the wedding supper be Two soup beans and a black-eyed pea, ahum! I0 First came in was a little sad chick, ahum! First came in was a little sad chick, He ate so much it made it sick, ahum! I I Next came in was a little old fly, ahum! Next came in was a little old fly, It ate up all the wedding pie, ahum! 12 Next came id was a bumble-bee, ahum! Next came in was a bumble-bee, A fiddle and a bow all on his knee, ahum! 13 (old) Next came in was a little ' ) pig, ahum! Next came in was a little fat pig, And said: "We'll have us a little jig!" ahum! 14 Toad took Lady Mouse down to dwell, ahum! Toad took Lady Mouse down to dwell Down in the bottom of an old deep well, ahum! 15 Toad went swimming across the lake, ahumn! Toad went swimming across the lake, He got swallowed by a water-snake, ahum! 16 A little piece of corn-bread a-laying on the shelf, ahum! A little piece of corn-bread a-laying or. the shelf, If you want any more you must sing it yourself, ahum! 94 THE GONESOME SCENES OF WINTER (Knott County, Kentucky) \\Vrds collected by LORAINE WYMAN t A VOICE h A S PIANOX Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY J r r r v - win - ter Con - tains to frostand snow, - Dark clouds a - round me an- swer I choose a sin - gle life;_ I nev - erthought it A - L I K- k I P L L The wind doth loud- ly For me to be your blow. wife"' 2. I 5."Wow r went to see my take it as an ----i------------ I 1-k N Copyright MCMXX by Oliver Ditwon Company Internationsal Copyright Secured ) tI r gath - er, suit - ed A __ _7 _ _---a .. 0 la k t4. 73480 - W', I I I I I i 1 95 pCO ra p a /emyiv r _ mar - ry, She would not an- swer rue. loved one, And you I've laid a - side"_ POco rail r r 3. I sat there all night 6. It was - n't more than w p w . v V r long,_ three weeks I K :V Un - tit the break of This la - dy's mind did W day, - A - wait - ing for an change, She wrote to me a W 0) :- - --w r - -...Oooq L Q) V I 1 kPOL I - -1:c A a L MMNM" 1- 1.1111,................................ "0- I T--- p I :--,; I Versies 1- 9 A _ P an - swer, "Kind let - ter "Kind II Miss, what do you say" Sir, I am. a - shamed.' aU K I S V IF-- I. I Fr A _ I 73480-415 _t-, .r 'T I THE GONESOME SCENES OF WINTER The gonesome scenes of winter Contains to frost and snow, Dark clouds around me gather, The wind doth loudly blow. 2 I went to see my true love, She looked so scornfully, I asked her for to marry, She would not answer me. 3 I sat there all night long, Until the break of day, A-waiting for an answer, "Kind Miss, what do you say" 4 "Kind sir, if I'm to answer I choose a single life; I never thought it suited For me to be your wife." S "Now take it as an answer And for yourself provide I have another loved one, And you I've laid aside." 6 It wasn't more than three weeks This lady's mind did change, She wrote to me a letter "Kind sir, I am ashamed." 7 Kind sir, I know I've slighted you, I cannot bear you to mourn, Here is my heart, 0 loved one, Now keep it as your own." 8 "To see these birds a-hopping From every bush to pine, I know my joy'd be doubled If you were only mine." 9 I wrote her back an answer, I sent it all in speed, Saying: "Once, my dear, I lovedyou I loved you once indeed." IO "All on the balmy ocean There's others I pursue; This world is wide and plentiful, There's more as fair as you!" 98 NO, SIR, NO (Letcher County, Kentucky) Words collected h1 LORAINE WYMAN _6 I VOICE P A PIANO Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY 0) come - ly flow - er, gold and sil - ver, I W r r 4 r -I: I I I What her name is, Mad - am, I have - I I I _ . s I do not know. house and land. I - it I . I I I K I L pOCO rail k V ) ' 1V for her beau - ty, Till she Ive_._ . the world of pleas - ure, All r I r I I to I i - r r r r 1J I I I an be - swers "yes" or at your com - poco rai W I copyright MC XX by Oliver Ditson Company International Copyright Secured I I I'll go Mad - am, W W tV court her 'I P" -o i I 0., - I.- . L_ I i r I 734SO0-115n f a tepo w) , 4, ' I mando " "No, sir, man" r _f tep ni -_p C) 7'kf i I I r no, no, no, no," And all of her r r an - swer to him was A 'II I'- - -- - Q - --jp- J 4ta It .I C I I 1 On her bos - om What care . I for f I - I I lil - ies grow. house and land. W f _ f I In What her care :--- - arms . a world of I _ _ for a world of r rI I7 78480 - 116 ( ( 99 6 I- I T II I 1 ii I I I . M ." - _ L 100 (Last Verse, pp) poco rail I Ending of 2d Verse r Ppoco rail no',' And all of her A I - - an - swer to him was, "No"_ POcO rail /I I _ 4 M.: 4 L r " Last time AI t) 3. "Mad- am, -u r an - swer to him was, i` rail -[ O _ I 4 _ 'C . a tempo 11 I-:: I 'M41 . r . T AP I , "No'' ... Act ,'. Iff. . I 73480 -I 11 I II f) 6.I I I AM NO, SIR, NO! Yonder is a comely flower, What her name is, I do not know; I'll go court her for her beauty Till she answers "Yes," or "No." Refrain "No, sir, no, no, no, no," And all of her answer to him was 2 On her cheek a bunch of roses, On her bosom lilies grow, In her arms a world of pleasure, May I enjoy them, yes, or no. 3 "Madam, I have gold and silver, Madam, I have house and land, Madam, I've the world of pleasure, All to be at your command. 4 "What care What care What care All I want I for gold and silver, I for house and land, I for a world of pleasure, is a nice young man!" No!" 102 FANNY BLAIR (Letcher County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN VOICE C PIANO Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegro commodo I! V morn - ing, one_ morn - ta - ble young Fan - A ii .. I ing in May, ny was there, As Brought t r r i r I up went to a pro - walk- ing to - fess her - self - I w U poco rail . breathe the sweet air; she did pre - pare, A i , .. I I A young Of the judg I manu came e's hard swear mf I n.- to me, These words he did - ing, I I I I I'm a- shamed for to I- I T rail g - Copyright MCMXX by Oli0vr Ditson Company International Copyright Secured - I 9-a ) 73480-105 I I i 0) -- - I I I Ir I I I - _U ;Ir-a A it it I a, .1 ffW . 0. lz I r. - 103 a tempo pOCO rai say: "iThere's - vet-7geance sworn a - gainst you tell. Says the judge, - "Your old a ie"po ,I by_ young Pan - ny moth - er has_- tu - tor'd you pOcO ra -- _ --I I . I I I I V- r ' - -: - p 1 -I C) - _ _ old, I'm a - go - ing crave, In the midst of t , A I' I I I to die so the ;eir gar - den for to 0' truth UII n - fold. diz - my grave. I- U. A a -. w ) ,) -0 P ,. I I A ia I - I - 73480 - 115 I I WI I I I I I 12 IT I k [C) V V - _ nev - - er had deal - ino with par- ents, that's pOCO rail her in my what you may POCO raM ' W aT time. 'Tis_ know. I was ar texpo '1. poco rai hard_ to- born in old- P die_ for an - oth- er man's crime" Eng- land, brought poco rail - I- P 104 A af come of re-spect-a - ble, C) 1 .. 1 / I ) ff tewpo Il 73480 - 115 x , . 1: I I q I -6 _ I I-L 05--rOM --------- - .0- I 15k, _Wh Sh FANNY BLAIR One morning, one morning, one morning in May, As I went a-walking to breathe the sweet air; A young man came to me, these words he did say: "There's vengeance sworn against you by young Fanny Blair!" 2 "'There is young Fanny Blair scarce eleven years old, I'm a-going to die, so the truth I'll unfold. I never had dealing with her in my time, 'Tis hard to die for another man's crime" 3 Just before they counted table young Fanny was there, Brought up to profess herself she did prepare, Of the judge's hard swearing I'm ashamed for to telL Says the judge: "Your old mother has tutored you welL" 4 "There is one more thing of my old parents I crave In the midst of their garden for to dig my grave; I come of respectable parents, that's what you may know, I was born in old England, brought up in Tyrone." 106 THE INQUISITIVE LOVER (Pulaski County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN 6.0 .. I Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegretto k I I. 0) pleas -ant grove, Not a - lone as might I _ - - _ 0) I-A i -X i. A .9 _ -i have been sup- pos - ed, My --up Copyright XCXXX by Oliver Ditson Company Xntetnational Copyright Socuret 73480 -tin W_ d. w - I ap- 'U .+ caus - ed me W 4 Ii I flk J 4 WED i I ll_2to 1-tb pOcO ramt some time to tar - ry, I r 107 a tempo And thus of me she poco raae _tZemo 9 W w 4'1k r - ;- I Pe -I za It I Enpound;ding for Verse f and 2 r I did en-treat, To . M J. t I tell her when p -__./ -= 2 I meant to mar- ry. 2. "Sweet 1 a I Ending for Verse 3 love will mar - ry!" I IV . t11' _- r - . D :6I . 4. "When _ A Fj Ip U _ I_ _ i -Z . i I C) I coun-try- men r for jud-ges sit, And lem-ons fall in Feb-ru- a - ry; When '0L- w-o. - '-- _0 .._ _ _. A C) ( ( V _ p C) I p V -. t I ( C f T I .v: W , t6. .I Ii' 7S480- 11 ' L..g I I _ V_) Ip 4"-V tt Ta W -O.-v I II i =Mpr= 6 -t 108 ji t.. maids on sweet V) W- M_ - _I. poco rail hearts ne'er are think - ing, 'poco rall a lempo r I When grey goose wings L. H X a temvpo _00 ,I v - i,, rR I Endingfor verse I Fialending A i .. V f - I to gold rings, Then me and my L. H. Ag . s.X P true love will mar - ry." I __. rail 5."Good _ 1W---- _ __ r turn f) ALC ---, I 73480 - 115 - I == - I I ;..., - ---- -eV--- IIIII-:r i: THE INQUISITIVE LOVER As I walked through the pleasant grove, Not alone as might have been supposed, My mind did often times remove, And by no means could be disclosed; I chanced to meet some friend of mine, Which caused me some time to tarry, And thus of me she did entreat, To tell her when I meant to marry. 2 "Sweetheart," said I, "if you must know, Go mark these words as I reveal them; So plainly print them on your mind, And in your heart do you conceal them; For of these things, oh, make no doubt, If of the same you will be wary, So now to tell you I'll begin, Oh, when I do intend to marry." 3 "'When hot sunshine won't dry up mire, And fishes in green fields are feeding; When man and horse the ocean plow, And swans upon dry rocks are swimming; When every city is pulled down, Old England into France is carried, When indigo dyes red and brown, Then me and mv true love will marry." 4 "When country-men for judges sit, And lemons fall in February; When cockle-shells lie in the streets No gold to them can be compared. When women know not how to scold, And maids on sweethearts ne'er are thinking, When grey goose wings turn to gold rings, Then me and my true love will marry." 5 'Good sir, since you have told me when, That you've resolved for to marry, I wish with all my heart till then That for a wife you still may tarry, If all young men were of your mind, And maids no better were preferred, I think 'twould be when the devil were blind That we and our true loves should marry." I10 PRETTY POLLY (Knott County, Kentucky) Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and piano accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Andante molto sostenuto I I I --: ' PI--- --- I -a_- T rp- I _ where is pret- ty Pol - - ly, Oh. yen - - der she A I p _.1 I I k I I 1 t'iA simile Copyriht MCMXX by Oliver DitsonCwopany International Copyright Secured A I I VOICE PIANOS A II 1. 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She_ moan.- 6.A- pay." /f1. -__ __ I A I e AD V v .v \ -_/ D.S. [I D.S. 0 I-.- It - mf ---- ) A I . V ( PP p ;w , 1 73480- 115 I I I ,. .1--:; PRETTY POLLY Oh, where is pretty Polly, oh, yonder she stands, Gold rings on the fingers of her lily-white hands; "O Polly, 0 Polly, 0 Polly," said he, "Let's take a little walk before married we be." 2 He led her over hills and through valleys so deep, At length pretty Polly began for to weep. "O William, 0 William, 0 William," said she, "I fear your intention is for to murder me!" 3 "0 Polly, 0 Polly, you're guessing just right, I was digging your grave through the most of last night!" They went a little further and she began to cry, She saw her grave dug and the spade a-setting by. 4 She threw her arms around him, saying "'I am in no fear, How can you kill a poor girl who loves you so dear" 110 Polly, 0 Polly, we have no time to stand," He drew out his dagger and held it in his hand. 5 He stabbed her to the tender heart which caused the blood to flow, Away into the grave her fair body did throw. He threw the dirt over her and left her there alone, With no one to weep but the small birds to moan. 6 A ship was setting ready all on the sea-side, He swore by his Maker he'd sail to the other side, And while he was sailing the ship it sprung a leak, Away down to the bottom sweet William did sink. 7 And there he met pretty Polly all in gores of blood, Her lily-white arms all in front of him, Such screaming and crying then all passed away: "A debt to the devil I'm dreading to pay."