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Lonesome tunes : folk songs from the Kentucky mountains / the words collected and edited by Loraine Wyman ; the pianoforte acc. by Howard Brockway ; Vol. 1. Wyman, Loraine. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-47-27076529 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. Lonesome tunes : folk songs from the Kentucky mountains / the words collected and edited by Loraine Wyman ; the pianoforte acc. by Howard Brockway ; Vol. 1. Wyman, Loraine. H.W. Gray, New York : c1916. score (102 p.) ; 32 cm. Coleman Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1992. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN02169.03 KUK) Printing Master B92-47. 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. Brockway, Howard, 1870-1951. ONESOME UNESe FOLK SONGS FROM THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAINS THE WORDS COLLECTED AND EDITED BY LORAINE WYMAN THE PIANOFORTE ACCOMPANIMENT BY HOWARD BROCKWAY 'APER. 1.00 VOLUME ONE BOARD COVER, S1.50 1: - THE H. W. GRAY COMPANY 2 West 45th Street. New York SOLE AGENTS FOR NOVELLO CO.. LTD. Copyright 1916 by THE H. W. GRAY CO. 9o the jritnb WHO MADE THE GATHERING OF THESE SONGS POSSIBLE THIS BOOK IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED THE HOME OF THE LONESOME TUNES 4L In publishing this collection of Folk Songs we wish it to be primarily an impression of Kentucky music -that is to say, songs reproduced as nearly as possible as we heard them sung by the people, regardless of their extraneous ori- gin or defects. To correct these melodies and to perfect the poetic versions would give them a totally different character. Our main effort has been to give this volume the simplicity and the naiVete which is the great quality of these mountain songs. L. W. 4I It is our duty and our great pleasure to acknowl- edge our obligation to those from whom these songs have beern gleaned. No one who has not made the attempt can appreciate the difficulty of committing to paper words and music coming from the lips of another. It gives to the term "oral tradition" a new meaning. EL If the difficulty of him who writes is great, how much greater is the tax upon the patience and kindness of those who sing I 41 We were the happy recipients of enduring pa- tience and unfailing kindness from the following, whom we hope we may venture to call our friends. AL Mrs. Sallie Adams, Miss Mary Ann Bagley, Mrs. Abner Boggs, Mr. Art. Boggs, Miss Fidella Day. Mrs. Jaspar Day, Mr. Fitzhugh Draughn, Mr Leonard Meece, Mrs. Powell, Miss Talitha Powell, Mrs. Betty Jane Smith, Mr. Hillard Smith, Mr. Bristol Taylor, Miss Anna May Wagers, Miss Lauda Whitt, and the children of the Pine Moun- tain and Hindman Settlement Schools. OCTOBER. 1916. This page in the original text is blank. CONTENTS PAGE Barbara Allen Barnyard Song, The .. 6 Bed-time Song, The ..22 Billie Boy ..14 Brother Green or The Dying Soldier .18 Frog Went ACourting .25 Ground Hog, The .30 Hangman's Song. The .44 Jackaro .38 John Riley .34 Lady and the Glove, The .49 Little Mohee, The .52 Little Sparrow .55 Lord Batesman or The Turkish Lady .58 Loving Nancy .62 Mary Golden Tree, The. or The Lonesome Low. 72 Nightingale, The .68 Old Maid's Song, The .65 Peggy Walker .76 Pretty Polly ..79 SLx Kings' Daughters .82 Sourwood Mouptain .91 Sweetheart in the Army, The .88 Sweet William and Lady Margery .94 William Hall .100 Barbara Allen (Knott County, Kentucky) The Words collected by Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY All Tempo conimodo tf t. Alin the mer - ry /i _ _r. _ ___.. . . _77j Woto MamWGreen d bud For the sle of B- I waiar Allenree CoLn his deat,-byTedH Gra- Co. h oeofBr b- _A __ Qj --- -, mobraAlnt ofoMayighethe SWee by d TheH. ry Co. ssl -ig CAAl I .- W l . . ............... to tho tovm- To tho plaeo whero sho was throll -ing Say - ing 8 nt A .Al L I ( t i a - q S - "Loure, there is a call for You _ EfYour name, is Bar - ba-ra F wt._.r- If Al len". S. She was ve ry slow l A " ,b , ( S s 1 1 ' 1 g 11- d t Z rCrc r -r I I l P - l - , Barbara Allen 2 w w '---; l - ---i- _ _F-FlI I ge - ffng ulp, And ve ry 910- - ly go inlg The A Al I I . j ........I . . -......1. .. ion ly words she said to him . WerN Young man I thin yoifre LAU - i- - PIp - 1 F i lj i . V , ,12- - I , r- A Ai Verse t-O and 8 -13s EndI of verse 0 dy ing., 4.' Doilt .. . Al len', A l 7. Whenshe got in two mriles ot to-,- Shn (I q== _ IP sempre can due pedale Barbara Allen 4 heard the death bells ring - ing They rang so ) 5 g. . ,l _ _ _ . _ _ D.. 9 mPp 4A -6 1- 8S clear as if to )y., Hard heart ed Bar ba ra i Alei" .== Soe 9t . I I i.S1j I. Barbara Allen 5 Barbara Allen I All in the merry month of May When the green buds they were swelling, William Green on his death- bed lay For the love of Barbara Allen. rI He sent his servant to the town To the place where she was dwelling Saying "Love, there is a call for you If your name is Barbara Allen." She was very slowly getting up And very slowly going, The only words she said to him Were "Young man I think you're dying.' Iv "Don't you remember the other day When you were in town a-drinking, You drank a health to the ladies all around And slighted Barbara Allen" V "O yes, I remember the other day When I was in town a-drinking, I drank a health to the ladies all around, But my love to Barbara Allen!' VI He turned his pale face to the wall And death was in him dwelling; "Adieu, adieu, to my friends all, Be kind to Barbara Allen." VII When she got in two miles of town She heard the death bells ringing: They rang so clear, as if to say "Hard-hearted Barbara Allen!" VIII So she looked east and she looked west And saw the cold corpse coming, She saysUCome round you nice young man And let me look upon you." IX The more she looked the more she grieved Until she burst out crying "Perhaps I could have saved that young man's life Who now is here a-lying.' X "O Mother, 0 Mother, come make my bed O make it both soft and narrow, For sweet William died to-day And I will die to-morrow." XI "O Father, 0 Father, come dig my grave O dig it deep and narrow, For sweet William died in love And I will die in sorrow." XII Sweet William was buried in the old church tomb, Barbara Allen was buried in the yard; Out of William's heart grew a red rose, Out of Barbara Allen's grew a brier. xII They grew and grew to the old church tower And they could not grow any higher; And at the end tied a true lover's knot And the rose wrapped around the brier. Barbara Allen The Barnyard Song (Knott County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Coil spirito 1.I hada As i .f. aaA cat and the cat Weased me, I fed my cat un-der you- der tree. Cat goes id- dlo i- A F F I! 1 yon-der tree. Hgsim-my-chuck ohim-my-ohuok, Oat goes fid- dIe - i fee.- 1 1w .;'B 12r , lrz, Copyright, 1916, by The H.W.Gray Co. f The B-nyard Song 7 3.I had a duck and the duck pleased me, I fed my duck un - dor Al II you-der tree. Duck goes quack quack, Hen goes chim - my- chuck chim- my- chuck, Cat goes fid- ale - i fee.. 4. I had a goose and the goose pleased me, I A l1 fed my goose un-dor yon-dor tree. Goose goes swish -y gm-ash - y Duck goes quack, quzok, The Barnyard Song 8 Hcn goes chim - hmy- chuck chim my- mhuck, Cat goes fid - dle i fee. .I . l l _ __ I- VH i K d 6. I had a sheep and tho sheep pleased me, I fed my sheep un- der yon-der Qj __GP . v_ tree. Sheep goes ba -ba, Goose g oes ..swish - y swash - y, Duck gsoes quack G.l, d.P , , quack, Ron goes chim- my-ehuck ehim - my-chuck, Cat gsoes fid -dlo - i -fee.- Pllii l 41 ii il e t Tho Barnyard Song 9 r r - P F Ir ---- - r - ' r 8. I had a hog and the hog pletased me, I fed my hog un der 0 6.. yon - der tree. Hog goes griff y gruff y, Sheep goes ba ba, s bL _ _ . t - 1: A) I Goose goes swish y g washy, Duck goes quack quack, Hen goes chim.my k Ii m,C I , j I o P _ _ a' I W, do-II Goose chuck swish my swahuck Catue goes fiddek i ucK fee.oe swlb- z z d I M-- Ii The Barnyard Song m . . I ft - I m m I - - - i FE m I - 1 r- m 1 P. i I i 10 F , b p= _ r 5 p _ --:7 r I T F 7. I had a cow ad the cow pleased mo, I fed my cow un -dor - . l . - . _ _ - yron - der tree. Cow gOes moo moo, Hog gOes griff - y gruff y, Sheep g500s ) . . I I I I, I I . 1, 1 FI F A I ba ba, Goose goes swish . y awash y, Duck goes quack quack, I e gon chi - I y chc. hm-m hcCtge i.doi fe Lzw I 1 s 1 4 i i 1 (iN , 1 1 1r F g i i F r J SIZ7- Pb . . . K , . K K i , , The Barnyard Song 1I e rIrr p srr Ir I 8. I had a horso and the horse pleased me, I fed my horse un -der A L 04 L I J I. yon - der tree. Horse goeb neigh neigh, Cow goes moo moo, Hog goes griff - y A I fF = W _ u _=t= c r, r- 44 I, I I gruff y, Sheep goes ba ba, Goose goes swish -y swash - y, Duck goes quack I i I i 1 i I _ I The Barnyard Song 12 f A I1 yS y1rrr p pr r Ir prr-I fpxIbXr r 9. I had a dog and the dog pleased me, I fed my dog un-der yonuder tree. : 8 _ \ , _ / x. I_ : _ :_-p: Dog goes bow wow, Horse goes neigh neigh, Cow goes moo moo, Hog goes griff - y A W1 j- j ;1 iil- =i 1i accellerando e dm. al fine gruff -y, Sheep goes ba ba, Goose goes swish - y swash _ y, Duck goes quack accell rando e dim. al fine PP _ _ _ -Id quack, Hen goes chim -my chuck chim -my chuck, Cat goes fid- dle - i fee. 1 WI ,, , j I, , . i,P The Barnyard Song ta The Barnyard Song The Barnyard Song I I had a cat and the cat pleased me, I fed my cat under yonder tree. Cat goes fiddle - i - fee. II I had a hen and the hen pleased me, I fed my hen under yonder tree. Hen goes chimmy-chuck chimmy-chuck, Cat goes fiddle-i - fee. m I had a duck and the duck pleased me, I fed my duck under yonder tree. Duck goes quack quack, Hen goes chimmy-chuck chimmy- chuck, Cat goes fiddle -i -fee. Iv I had a goose and the goose pleased me, I fed my goose under yonder tree. Goose goes swishy- swashy, Duck goes quack -quack, Hen goes chimmy- chuck chimmy- chuck, Cat goes fiddle - i -fee. V I had a sheep and the sheep pleased me, I fed my sheep under yonder tree. Sheep goes ba -ba, Goose goes swishy - swashy, Duck goes quack- quack, Hen goes chimmy- chuck chimmy- chuck, Cat goes fiddle - i -fee. VI I had a hog and the hog pleased me, I fed my hog under yonder tree. Hog goes griffy gruffy, Sheep goes ba-ba, Goose goes swishy - swashy, Duck goes quack-quack, Hen goes chimmuy_ chuck chimmy- chuck, Cat goes fiddle-i - fee. VII I had a cow and the cow pleased me, I fed my cow under yonder tree. Cow goes moo- moo, Hog goes griffy. gruffy, Sheep goes ba -ba, Goose goes swishy - swashy, Duck goes quack- quack, Hen goes chimmy- chuck chimmy chuck, Cat goes fiddle-i - fee. Vm I had a horse and the horse pleased me, I fed my horse under yonder tree. Horse goes neigh - neigh, Cow goes moo - moo, Hog goes griffy- gruffy, Sheep goes ba -ba, Goose goes swishy- swashy, Duck goes quack - quack, Hen goes chimmy. chuck chimmy-chuck, Cat goes fiddle -i -fee. Ix I had a dog and the dog pleased me, I fed my dog under yonder tree. Dog goes bow -wow, Horse goes neigh-neigh, Cow goes moo - moo, Hog goes griffy- gruffy, Sheep goes ba - a, Goose goes swishy - swashy, Duck goes quack-quack, Hen goes chimmy-chuck chimmy chuck, Cat goes fiddle-i -fee. 13 14 Billie Boy (Jackson County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY fiIA31egretto i - It 0 Ir r L.Alhore are yrou pi10 _ t f .,st=, =1I h hh I' r r71 0 -ing, Bil- lieBoy, Bil lie Boy, Where are you go - ing, Charm- ing Bil -lie" "I am go ing to see my wife, At the plea-sre of my A I I Al;; I "; .f t';;IJ5f f r life.She' a young thing can - not leaveher moth - or"_ 2. Canshe V ii S. :r w04l.oc__ Copyright, 1916,by The H.W. Gray Co. I Billie Boy 15 bake a cher ry pie, Bil lie Boy, Bil lie Bey, Can she AI F ( molto legato bake a cher - ry pie, Charm - ingBil lie" 'She can Qji F-1- .. I6J._ bake a cher- ry pie as qick as a cat ean wink her ae, Sheds a AI ----- la -- young thing can -not leave her moth -er!'_____ 3. Can seh I z P A e PI - 9 :V t yon hll a ntlae -7mtl :r' .Cl 2Wf; , , J- t 7 1_ 7 If:5- - i Billie Boy -. A 18 - V sweep up a house, Bil - lie Boy, Bil - lie Boy, Can she (I I b simile A I r , I sweep up a house, Charm hin Bil- lie" a She can sweep Up a Ab1 I t8" 7 F ' b;; ;2J -Ir R r 2G house as quick as a, cat can catch a mouse, She's a young thing can-not leave her cotta Voce w;;, , tf n 7 F n 7 a itP n g E! 33 . 3 J 2 " - P D.S. moth - er." 4.Can she n. i i :, '. ';;1 7 t;- 7 r j A Ib1g _ g71 JaIj 1,tf 1 Billie Boy , a . 17 Billie Boy I "Where are you going, Billie Boy, Billie Boy Where are you going charming Billie" "I am going to see my wife At the pleasure of my life, Shds a young thing cannot leave her mother.' II "Can she bake a cherry pie Billie Boy, Billie Boy Can she bake a cherry pie charming Billie" "She can bake a cherry pie As quick as a cat con wink her eye, She's a young thing cannot leave her mothere' III "Can she sweep up a house Billie Boy, Billie Boy Can she sweep up a house charming Billie" "She can sweep up a house As quick as a cat can catch a mouse, She's a young thing cannot leave her mother!' IV Can she bake a pone of bread Billie Boy, Billie Boy Can she bake a pone of bread charming Billie" "She can bake a pone of bread Between the oven and the lid, She's a young thing cannot leave her mother!' V "Can she make up a bed Billie Boy, Billie Boy Can she make up a bed charming Billie" "She can make up a bed Seven feet above her head, She's a young thing cannot leave her mother:" VI "How tall is she Billie Boy, Billie Boy How tall is she charming Billie" "She's as tall as any pine And as straight as pumpkin vine, She's 9 young thing cannot leave her mother." VII "How old is she Billie Boy, Billie Boy How old is she charming Billie" "Twice six, twice seven Twice twenty and eleven, She's a young thing cannot leave her mother.' Billie Boy Brother Green or The Dying Soldier (Harlan County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY AIModerato con molto espressione , 1.0 L- ! W , ,:g1iA II_ tf = raMl_ a tgempo . t 1 j I , Iam shot_ and bleed -ing Now I must die. _ no more to see, My wife and my dear A1 01l-ii i--g- ---4 t 1W1 i i- g g 1 t r ii InJ i lralf f Copyright, 1918, by The H.W. Gray Co. 18 Brother Green 19 chil -dren. _______2. The south -ern foe _____ has laid____ ) a tempo m I Is AI. - me low, On this cold ground to suf -for ___ A6 IP 1I aal.FiF Brothera Grheenta ad a m a wa, n 20 -I. L I i- ____ S. Tellher that I am pro - pared to die, And - . At l . - a : pound; ;f A _ - - want to meet ______ her in he ven ________ Since Mq rail.p atemOf I be - ieved in Jo -sue Christ, my sins Are aul___ ----------- rail.PP a tempo .;-4. kh ww ' Brother Green -W.-WI -w-W- VF-4F v to-W 442 2, Brother Green or The Dying Soldier I O Brother Green, 0 come to me, For I am shot and bleeding, Now I must die no more to see My wife and my dear children. II The southern foe has laid me low On this cold ground to suffer, Stay, brother stay and lay me away, And write my wife a letter. m Tell her that I am prepared to die And want to meet her in heaven, Since I believed in Jesus Christ, My sins are all forgiven. rV My little children, I love them well, I could once more see them, That I might bid them a long farewell Want we meet in heaven. V Dear Mary, you must train them well And train them up for heaven; Teach them to love and serve the Lord And then they will be respected. VI Dear father, you have suffered long And prayed for my salvation; Now I must die and leave you all So fare you well temptation. VII Dear sister, now you must not grieve For the loss of your dear brother; For I am going to learn to live To see my blessed mother. vm Two brothers yet I will not forget, A-fighting in this Union; With my dear wife I have given of my life, So put down this rebellion. Ix Your ears are deaf, your eyes are dim, But Oh! that wonderful story; We will meet again in that bright world, Where all is peace and pleasure. x O Brother I am dying now, O 1 do die so easy, Surely Death has lost its sting Because I love my Jesus. xI Go tell my wife she must not grieve, Go kiss my dear little children; For they will call for me in vain When I am gone to heaven. Brother Green 22 The Bed-time Song (Jackson County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY FE fly - ing low Kit - ty a lono, lit tle bee Kit - ty a lone, lit tle flea Kit - ty a lono, lit - tl rat Kit - ty a -lone, k. Copyright, 1918, by The H.W Gray Co. The Bed-time Song 23 Kit ty a - lone a lie; Saw a crow a Kit - ty a - lone a lie; In came the Kit - ty a - lone a - lie; In came the Kit - ty a - lone a lie; In came the _ ..'. ____ __ I af P fly - ing low And a cat a - spin - ning tow, lit tie bee With Aome hon - ey on his knee, lit - tie flea With a fid dle on his knee, lit - tie rat With somo but - ter and some fat, AA0 ra1a, -sn U-- Kit-ty a-lone a - lie Rock ma -inarY a roe. Kitty a-lone a -.O Rock_ -ama -i a roe_ Kit-ty a-lone a Usli Rock -a mna- ry a ree. Kitty a lone a lie Rock- - ma - ry ree _______________ p rail. altfie PP The Bed-time Song 24 The Bed-time Song I Saw a crow a-flying low Kitty alone, Kitty alone Saw a crow a-flying low Kitty alone a-lie; Saw a crow a-flying low And a cat a-spinning tow Kitty alone a-lie Rock-a-mary-a-ree. II In came the little boo With some honey on his knee. III In came the little flea With a fiddle on his knee. IV In came the little rat With some butter and some fat. The Bed-time Song TheWords collected by LORAINE WYMAN Frog Went A-Courting (Estill County, Kentucky) 25 Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY AM "V' " ..; I. r r. 5 51 1. Frog went a-court - ing and he did ride, Rink-tun bo-dy minch-y cam - bo, 2. He rodedown by themill side door To hear his_ fad - die squeak androar I-' "t - . -E : t7- r4 r V 9word and buck- ler by his side, Rnnc - tum bo - dy minch-y cam bo. hear hisg sad dle squeak and roar f A. , _. IoI t -s n rn- j S ,4!1f F Ki-ig n-ee ro down to Cai-ro Ki-an - ee -ro, Cai ro Strad-dle ad-dlo lad-da, bob-bo 81sF Rz I Er I m \71 , J:hjb JEIjJ) h 2 F 4 zJ I 8ra----a...... I Lal- da bob-bo -link-tum, Rink -tumbo - dy minch-ycam bo. .: sub-ti _ Copyright, 1916, by The H.W. Gray Co. senza pedale pound;' v_ -- 41A l Frog went a-courting . m fVerses u and i2 3. lIe rode down to La -dy Mous - es house Rink-tum bo-dy minch-y cam - be, 4. The old mouse came home at last 4 _ _ The old mouse was r.ot at home Rink - tum bo - dy minch-y cam - bo. Shook her big f at sides and laughed i -b - U w-wg.-1 r;J;. A i E. M8. P A A X , S. . . t e v -_ _.v . _ wr _ w . w . _ IPVP 57 t _ C q; -;t IP i =_7 (10 ip_. A1 AL P5l ( f'1 t- g s:MI Frog went a-courting -2. 27 AVerses 13 and 14 P. ra took Miss Mous - sie on his knre, Rink- tum bo- dy minch-y cam - bo, . Who Mill make tho wed - ding town man ee - ro- down to Cai- ro, KI-man - ee ro Cai - ro Strad-die ad-die lad-da bob-ba ( ffi.ra t a t i ad 7J j Fz k E s i Fs.t h h Pray Miss Mouse win, you mar - ry me Rink-tcm bo-dyminch-y cam bo. Old e ic s Rat from tpump - kin ton ' ib Fd h d h_ t ,,:5 , r K-' ' v 1 W Ki-man -ee -ro dowax to Cai - ro, Ki-man - ee - ro Cai ro Strad-dle ad -dle lad-da bob-bo cf reso, xvji A : 0! 6 A _ Lad-da bob-bo-link-tum, Rink- tum bo - dy minch-y cam -bo. Da ........ Frog wrent a-courtinlg 28 Verse 16 m f 7. Where will the wed- ding break-fast be Rink-tum bo-dy minch-y cam bo, 8. What will the wed - ding sup - per bo A I- 'tf .1W- Ji = J id w yr r r Way down you-der in a hol,- low tree Rink-tum bo-dyminchy cam - bo. Ki-man - ee - ro, fried mos - qui - to and roast - ed flea V ( down to Cai - ro i- man - ee - ro Cai - ro Strad-dle ad-dlo lad- da bob-bo, I I Lad -da bob-bo-link-tum Rink-tllm bo-dy mineh-y cam -bo. I v.... . Frog went a-courting 29 Frog Went A-Courting I Frog went a courting and he did ride Rinktum body minchy cambo Sword and buckler by his side Rinktum body minchy cambo. REFRAIN Kimaneero down to Cairo Kimaneero Cairo Straddle addle ladda bobbo Ladda bobbolinktum Rinktumn body minchy cambo II He rode down by the mill side door To hear his saddle squeak and roar III He rode down to Lady Mousda house The old mouse was not at home Iv The old mouse came home at last Shook her big fat sides and laughed V He took Miss Mousie on his knee Pray Miss Mouse will you marry me VI Who will make the wedding gown Old Miss Rat from pumpkin town VII Where will the wedding breakfast be Way down yonder in a hollow tree vm What will the wedding supper be A fried mosquito and a roasted flea Ix First came in was a bumble bee A fiddle buckled on his knee x Next came in were two little ants Fixing around to have a dance XI Next came in was a little flea To dance a jig for the bumble bee XII Next came in was a big black snake Passing around the wedding cake XIII Next came in was a big black bug On his back was a whiskey jug XIV Next came in was a big Tom cat Swallowed up mouse and growled at the rat XV Frog jumped up and winked his eye Wished to hell the eat would diet Frog went a-courting so The Ground Hog The Words collected by (Knott County, Kentucky) Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Molto vivace A 4 ft s', , . 1 S 1.Whet up your knife, and whis-tle up your Af A. r_ A. A A r I_---- - i I ,-_._ _ i _ I Afi A cresc. dog, Whet up your knife, and whis-tle up your dog, We're go - ing to the w Proj _ Ft rw T 1 E -simile cresc. 2. Tooma - fy rocks, and too ma ny logs, Too ma fy rocks and (As interlude, play only t, r measures) The Ground Hog Copyright, 1916, by The H.W. Gray Co. 31 too ma -ny logs, Too ma -ny rocks to hunt ground hogs, it , _ _ _ _ , . .0dP d 5 ,; ;71 do , _l alday.=t= = -A ,,,_ tS . I h h l l l l 2 pound; _ t _ l1 ,. .I. .... . - 4. MB,ii - _ [ crsc sr r 1 ! g I ; -4 I i . I-4 A1 AIb ji , I , , , 01 e thezz Ill an thog th brs Thr we Istrc that t, i j 1d1d :1 r I r zEV The Ground Hog 32 A A hg' "15n resh Wbck fal tdoo - dle all day. goX 10 _! _1 2 t1 _a I. It f_i 1j . d. . Up cam Be/r - ry wit _to too poe Up cam Be - - rywth r w oresc 8 A \ _ _':! F _ _S i j_ i Whc .ao l H dy da. r t - _ 1 _- _ : _ The Ground Hog The Ground Hog Whet up your knife and whistle up your dog, (his) We're going to the hills to hunt a ground hog. Whack fal doodle all day. II Too many rocks,andtoomany logs, (bis) Too many rocks to hunt ground hogs. III Over the hills and through the brush, (bis) There we struck that hog's sign fresh. IV Up came Berry with a ten-foot pole, (bis) And roused it in that ground hog hole. V Up came Kate and stood right there, (bis) 'Til Berry twisted out some ground hog hair. VI Kate and Berry kept prizing about, bis) At last they got that ground hog out. VII Took him by the tail and wagged him to a log, (his) And swore, by grab, it's a pretty fine hog. VIII Work, boys, work as hard as you can tear, rbis) The meat'll do to eat and the hide'll do to wear. Ix Work, boys, work for all you'll earn, (bis) Skin him after night and tan him in a churn. x They put him in a pot and the children began to smile,(bis) They ate that ground hog before it struck a boil. XI Up stepped Susie with a snigger and a grin, (Ots) Ground hog grease all over her chin. The Ground Hog John Riley (M9 Goffin County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Andante sostenuto Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY A I ;. NV.__ cool and pleas a nt air, I spied a ( 9M t fair and most beau - ti -ful dam Sol Hor cheelcs were 1 xorw vi _ I l -- I 1 \ r w v, 1 P r = I I Copyright, 1916, by The H.W. Gray Co. 34 II I John Riley 35 poco rail. 'p I up to her say ing "Would you like to be a sail. or's Itr -= ii - t ;:::pI::- wife" "Oh no, oh no;, she quick - ly an swered "My mind is to poco rail. 1tct znd times live a sin - glo life_' _ :. I said"Fair maid i poco rail. - _ P LA, 7Jt' John Riley s6 I 7th Verse AL I ." Al.A 't_- th - - S - - i _ e 7. Th hn I w elked up to her sweet kiss es, Tho kiss es I A -- n whom the cf.oh R __y_, _ Iv _ us ro Al-I Ifii "if 'pM g, he wer one_,tw an thrEw See _ th_ A I 0 .(_. ,. .1w_ _- , . . . js _ P /r I= :r: - raIl, John Rir maroo, th h A , _ . - I - wt I _ . ohRiley te al on R ly 'o u+ r 37 John Riley I On walking out one summor's morning, To take the cool and pleasant air, I spied a fair and most beautiful damsel Her cheeks were like some lily fair. II Then I went up to her saying "Would you like to be a sailor's wife" ' Oh no, Oh no',' She quickly answered, 'My mind is to live a single life"' m I said Fair maid what makes you differ From all the rest of woman kind You are too fair, you are too handsome To marry you I would incline" IV "Kind sir, kind sir, I could have married Some two or three long years ago, All to a man whom they called John Riley Who was the cause of my overthrow." V "O leave off thinking of John Riley, Come go with me to some distant shore, We'll sail over to old Pennsylvania Where John Riley lives for evermore" VI "I'll not leave off thinking of John Riley, Nor go with you to some distant shore; My mind is with him, I cannot forsake him The' his face I may never see any more!' VII Then I walked up to her sweet kisses, The kisses I gave her were one, two and three, "I'm tie man whom they call John Riley, I've just returned to marry thee." John Riley Jackaro (Knott County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accom'paniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegro commodo mf Verses, --3 1. Thoro was a silk mer -chant, Im rail. . '" LIP C-ow-' --rail ''. - -- plntcl fl, S he u t ruedbth to yo an Igh, Tll- acll on Her acke-io t P era wierSe (.0 4-gR2rrrF iX-w.t 1l I it I-- _, .. Copyright,1916, by The H.W.Gray Co. "amO raU.- v Jackaro 39 a temno A Ai poco rail. / placed her heart's de light, 0 she placed her heart's de light._- 3."I will popo raU. a tempo f " II ::--" r : g1F:! e 3 A A lock you in my dun geon, Your bo dy I'll keep con - fined, If there's none but Jack-ie :;:;;:: --;: vtly)U s2 g 1iw 1 I t 1 ft 1 -""ER..- -..- - .4.: -IS:-.4. IifJ-- J !J Fra zier, That will ev - er suit your mind,' "O that will ev - er suit your P A 9 rterses, I- t .. Dal I erses,7- mind"_ 4."You can down to the tail - or's shop,And 7. She went A At mind'F 4." -' -"'q. Jackaro 40 drossed all in men's grayr; And_ labor - od for the cap tain To boar hor far a- Aoi.b - - -., I'_ II -ME go- r i e .. FE F' O . I I O t _-F l-rriI X __ t t I i F A rail.o ratl rail. p ball," to faea thor can-oball -a.its .al meu Jack-is ro n I _6 \1 I pooomu. I + -ra 1. r-il. I (l"""lr rr LJrYl.. !- IJ-JR.+X r I r J J r I......... . Jaekaro 41 rall. A A if !i safe - ly she was land ed In the wars of Ger.man -y, 0 in the wars of Ger- man- /a/ / r aiu. 4- 1 f .- A - a rail. a.kmpO mong the dead and wound-ed, Her dar-ling boy she found, 0 her dar-lingboy she found. 13. She )1i YS i - e lgale iijgi Idtvrlaeo 64 9. IFWrr! s l r l k t Jackaro I I TT 42 picked him up all in her arms, And car-ried him to the town, And called in a phy. \ _,, . tr 7v a tempo , , rail. , - Ik w __- _- _ _ s- cian, To curo up all his wounds, 0 to cure up all his wounds. 14. And 2nd Version of ending This I I raiL a tempo \ X rail. now they'rehaply mar - .od, In Ger- man y they dwell, This sto - ry to their _ou - plo now are mar - nod, How well they do a - gree, Thi en Jackaro 43 Jackaro I There was a silk merchant, In London ho did dwell; Ho had one only daughter, The truth to you Ill tell, o the truth to you I'll tell. II Her sweethearts they were plentiful, She courted both day and night, Till all on Jackie Frazier She placed her heart's delight, o she placed her heart's delight. III "I will lock you in my dungeon, Your body I'll keep confined, If there's none but Jackie Frazier That will ever suit your mind," o that will ever suit your mind. IV "You can lock me in your dungeon, It's hard to be confined: But ther3 is none but Jackie Frazier That will ever suit my mind," o that will ever suit my mind. V When her parents saw him coming, They flew in an angry way; She gave him forty shillings, To bear him far away, o to bear him far away. VI He sailed all over the ocean, All over the deep blue sea Till safely he was landed In the wars of Germany, o in the wars of Germany. VII She went down to the tailor's shop, And dressed all in men's gray; And labored for the captain To bear her far away, o to bear her far away. vII "Your waist is long and slender, Your feet they are too small, Your cheeks too red and rosy, To face the cannon ball, o to face the cannon ball" Ix "It's true my waist is slender, My fingers long and small; It would not change my countenance To see ten thousand fall," o to see ten thousand fall. X "Kind sir, your name I'd like to know Before on board you go;" She smiled all in her countenance, They call me Jackaro, O they call me Jackaro. XI She sailed all over the ocean, All over the deep blue sea; Till safely she was landed In the wars of Germany, o in the wars of Germany. XII She went out to the battle field, And viewed it up and down; Among the dead and wounded Her darling boy she found, O her darling boy she found. XIII She picked him up all in her arms And carried him to the town, And called in a physician To cure up all his wounds, o to cure up all his wounds. XIV And now they're happily married In Germany they dwell This story to their children So often they do tell, 0 so often they do tell. 2nd Version of enuding This couple now are married, How well they do agree; This couple now are married, So why not you and me 0 so why not you and me Jackaro 44 The Hangman's The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN (Harlan County, Kentucky) Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Coni spirito) hang - man,.- slack up your rope 0 Black it for a while, I hang - man, - slack up your rope, 0 slack it for a while, I lookdng- mar, ync Up dsor ando O slce iat corn inglo HoswleIo n-yaln lokdlvo yo - d and , se Ma corn ing Sh. walke fo ma -Z . a _o jb-Ob_.. . P . , P, _9 R lokefv_o yo- deanI se Pw Hes wake fo man- yiar.n looked ov - or yon - der and I see Maw com - ing, She's swalked for man-y a long A VPtfIW 1- ' ;- MfI Copyright, 016, by The H. W. Gray Co. Song The Hamgman's Song 4S P tr r r rppGti ,, '' gold, No gold for to pay your fine, But I'm just come for to gold, No gold for to pay your fine, But I'm just come for to ZZ mj see you hanged, Hanged on the gal - lows line'.. 0 you won't love and it's see you hanged, Hanged on the gal-lows line - 0 you wont lo-re and it's R Q- J- 2 r r The H oa bgannged,loved An t's hard to make up you time Ye nit hard to be be - loved, And it's hard to make up your time, You've s VF M\w t The Hangman's Song 46 poco rall. broke the heart of mOan - ly a true love, True love, but you won't break broke the heart of man - y a true love, True love, but you won't break poco rail. mine'- 3 "Hang - man mine'- ate m tepo hang - man,., slack up your rope, 0 slack it for a while, I P A/ looked ov . er yon- der and I see my sweet . heart com. ing, She's Tho Hangman's Song 4.7 Ad / gold, An-y gold for to pay myfine" "Yessir, wakdrmny og ie. Swetsee hea-rthv you brn m n A g r- poco rail. yes sir, Ive broutyou some gold, Some gold for to pay your fino. For "XP g J 111 J XIF J lZ110n A II a teopoco rail. /s I -_S _ ..V x v ,.e, CS S J J W b r ra I'm just come for to take you home, From on the gal I ows line'. Tho Hangman's Song 48 The Hangman's Song I Hangman, hangman, slack up your rope () slack it for a while, I looked over yonder and I see Paw coming lie's walked for many a long mile" Say Paw, say Paw, have you brung me any gold, Any gold for to pay my fine" No sir, no sir, I've brung you no gold, No gold for to pay your fine, But I'm just come for to see you hanged, Hanged on the gallows line.", "0 you won't love and it's hard to be beloved And its hard to make up your time, (crime) You have broke the heart of many a true love, True love, but you won't break mine." II "Hangman, hangman, slack up your rope 0 slack it for a while, I looked over yonder and I see Maw coming She's walked for many a long mile." "Say Maw, say MaW, have you brung me any gold, Any gold for to pay my fine" "No sir, no sir, I've brung you no gold, No gold for to pay your fine, But I'm just come for to see you hanged, Hanged on the gallows line." "O you won't love and it's hard to be beloved And its hard to make up your time, You have broke the heart of many a true love, True love, but you won't break mine." III "Hangman, hangman, slack up your rope 0 slack it for a while, I looked over yonder and I see my sweetheart coming She's walked for many a long mile." "Sweetheart, sweetheart, have you brung me any gold, Any gold for to pay my fine" "Yes sir, yes sir, I've brought you some gold, Some gold for to pay your fine, For I'm just come for to take you home From on the gallows line." The above is repeated with the successive substitution of "brother" and "sister" - - the third verse here given being the labt verse. The Hangman's Song The Lady and the Glove (Letcher County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Con spirito Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY mf. im E IV I I C- I_ I I..; -u 1. 'Twas coat, vest and b i_ i. u' , .r pant - a - loons, the la - dy she put on, And a - way she went hunt - ing with her Z . I I ) _4 . _ _ . _ . I - trI py P ' ' 1P' V 'K dog and her gun. She hunt- edall a - round wherethe far - mer doth IG ff7 1. n, 1 7 poco rail. dwell, Be cause in her heart she loved him so well. -2. She Ii . - N f A 4b sF !1; 1! y 1-z gN - P F-1 4 :1X O1'1 7112' 1 1't- w. I w; IF poco rail. 2i1---, I _ : g _ I, I I b I I Copyright, 1W91, by The H.W Gray Co. The Lady and the Gldve V fired scv - 'ralshots but noth ing did she kill, At P _ . . .___I__ k langth tho Young ftar hmer came in - to thW fieldog Then -44 - Fi - . poco ral., ,S. Lt , - ,im gun him ahe went . - D S. p poco rail. _ lI - - II 1 L__, L 7 1 1. z1U) V - ' -v Oas 8va baisso The Lady and the Glove 50 , -- V 51 The Lady and the Glove I 'Twas coat, vest and pantaloons the lady she put on And away she went hunting with her dog and her gun, She hunted ail around where the farmer doth dwell Because in her heart she loved him so well. II She fired several shots, but nothing did she kill, At length the young farmer camso into the field, Then as to discourse with him it was her intent With her dog and her gun to meet him she went. III "I'd have thought you'd have been at the wedding last night To have presented to the squire his beautiful bride.' "0 no," said the farmer,"the truth to you I 11 tell, I would not give her away for I love her too well'.' IV This pleased the young lady, to hear him so bold, As she gave him her glove that was flowered with gold: Saying"Take this, I found it as I came along As I was a-hunting with my dog and my gun:' V This lady went home with her heart full of love, Sho gave out the words that she had lost her glove; "The man that will find it and bring it to me, The man that will find it - his bride I will be.' VI No sooner then the ax.i-imcr h a liczr' of the words Than straight with the glove to the lady ho goes, Saying "Here, honest lady, it's I have found your glove, Will you be so kind as to grant me your love" VII "My love's already granted,' the lady she replied; "I love the sweet heart of the farmer,' she cried; "I'll be mistress of my dairy and the milker of my cow, While the jolly brisk young farmer goes whistling to his plow." VIII "Ie now I have got him I1 tell you of my fun, How I hunted for the farmer with my dog and my gun; It's now I have got him so closely in my snare 1'1 enjoy him forever 0 1 vow and decl.re:' The Lady and the Glove The Words collected by LORAINS WYMAN The Little Mohee (Harlan County, Kentucky) Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegretto grazioso mp -._ - 1 _ . 1. As I went a - walk - ing all by the sea - _WOE ,_;I - -:- -.:::_- - - - -_ -;- [ 1 I .1 :Jt:I2 J:' Ia : m :-i j = jr 2. As I sat a - mus- ing, my - self on the grass. Oh, ,1 A-to -'-I, poco rail. who didI spy, but a young In - dianlass. 91 woeo rail. a tempoII l t I f j - , 1 t l Copyright, pound;1j6, by The H.W. Gray Co. The Little Mohee .53 3. Shecame and satbyme, Took hold of my I _ ' -- _F 4- A J It p, ri t14.3rd,4th and Sth times ladA d si"o'ea srn-gr a.nd___i___ 4 sBtrag Last ttmf-_e moIto IaiL rail. .i__ __ ___C A 9 days with te L - tio- ___ fjmtl. :i t ; .I M, Last time mott"ou'reaisrn-geln n tag A A i 1 potto rall. p The Little Mohee v -W Ta The Little Mohee I As I went a-walking all by the seashore The wind it did whistle, the water did roar. II As I sat a-musing, myself on the grass, Oh, who did I spy but a young Indian lass. III She came and sat by me, took hold of my hand And said "You're a stranger and in a strange land" IV "But if you will follow you're welcome to come And dwell in the cottage where I call it my home." V The sun was fast sinking far over the sea, As I wandered along with my little Mohee. VI Together we wandered, together we roam, 'Til I came to the little cottage whore she called it her home. VII She asked me to marry and offered her hand Saying "My father's the chieftain all over this land" VIII "My fathers a chieftain and ruler can be, I'm his only daughter, my name is Mohee' Ix "O no, my dear maiden, that never can be, I have a dear sweetheart in my own countree" x "I will not forsake her, I know she loves me, Her heart is as true as any Mohee!' XI "It was early one morning, Monday morning in May, I broke her poor heart by the words I did say.") XII "I'm going to leave you, so fare you well, my dear, My ship's spreads (sails) are now spreading, over home I must steer." XIII The last time I saw her she knelt on the strand, Just as my boat passed her she waved me her hand XIV Saying "When you get over with the girl that you love 0 remember the Mohee, in the cocoanut grove." Xv And when I had landed with the girl that I love, Both friends and relations gathered round me once more. XVI I gazed all about me, not one did I see That really did compare with my little Mohee. XVII And the girl I had trusted had proved untrue to me, So I says "I'll turn my courses back over the sea" XVIII "I'll turn my courses and backward I'll flee, I'll go and spend my days with the little Mohee." The Little Mohee 54 Little Sparrow (Knott County, Kentucky) The 'Words collected by Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte acconipaniinent by HOWARD BROCKWAY Motto moderato e grazioso off 1. Come all you 2. I wish I 3. I wish I had rail. = p a tempo Sna basso I -f I r' r I fair and ten der la dies, Take warn - ing how you court yotung were some lit tle spar - row And I had wings and I eould known be - fore I court ed That love had been such a kill - ing men, They are like a star in the cloud y morn ing The first ap - f ly, I would fly a -way to my f alse 1ev er And while hdd crime, Iad have lock'd my heart with a key of gold_ And tied it I a Little Sparrow Copyright, 1918, by The H.W. Gray Co. fig M DeAi vco ra U. P. pear and. then they're gone. They'll tell to you some love - ly talk I'd sit and cry. But I amn not a lit -tie down with a oil ver line. Young man, nev-er cast your eyes on I--- - - - f- - r= -- - - - f -- A AL- So r7. - ste - ry, They will prove to you that their love is spar -row I have no wings, nor can beau -ty For beau ty's a thing that wAill doe AA. P treVn a hywl o and court some oth - er, Oh, that is the fly; I will sit down hero in grief and so- row Adps f cay, For the pret ti- est flow'rs that grow in the gar - den Soon 'Will itMf molto rail. I q2ntimes I Last time love they have for you. trou-ble Un -til I die. with-er and fade a - way. Little Sparrow 57 Little Sparrow I Come all you fair and tender ladies Take warning how you court young men, They are like a star in the cloudy morning Theywillfirst appear and then they're gone. Theywilltellto you some lovely story They will prove to you that their love is true, And away they will go and court some other Oh, that is the love they have for you. II I wish I were some little sparrow And I had. wings and I could fly, I would fly away to my false lover And while he'd talk I would sit and cry. But I am not a little sparrow I have no wings, nor can I fly; I will sit down here in grief and sorrow And pass off trouble until I die. III I wish I had known before I courted That -love had been such a killing crime, I would have locked my heart with a key of gold And tied it down with a silver line. Young man, never cast your eyes on beauty, For beauty is a thing that will decay, For the prettiest flowers that grow in the garden Soon will wither and fade away. Little Sparrow The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Lord Batesman The Turkish Lady (Letcher County, Kentucky) Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Andante molto espressivo 1p t. There was a sa 1p -;F-C-t--TO - -l. 40S t 4Jt -'o - ' man swho livedinEng -land, Ho wasof some high do J,li; 12 - ; : :: :: .; l- Copyright, 1916, by The H.W. Gray Co. Lord Batesnian 59 poco rail be re - leased an - y more. poco rail a mpo i.j Xi Lord Batesman B0 creso I' a J _ s_ 3, The Turk he had but the one lone daugh- ter, - The fair - eat my creso LI eyes did ev er see, She stole the keys from her fath - er's i f i n zL din. wf p oco rail _ I p dwell -ing, And de-clared Lord Bates - man ahe'd set free. dinf. Pf poora tempo Dal Last time 4. She led him free!, PP ( 11 Lord Batosman . 6I Lord Batesman or The Turkish Lady I There was a man who lived in England, He was of some high degree; He became uneasily discontented, Some foreign land, some lands to see. II He sailed east and he sailed west, He sailed all over the Turkish shore, Till he was caught and put in prison Never to be released any more. III The Turk he had but the one lone daughter, The fairest my eyes did ever see, She stole the keys from her father's dwelling And declared Lord Batesman she'd set free. IV She led him down to the lower cellar And drew him a drink of the strongest wine Saying every moment seems an hour 0 Lord Batesman if you were mine. V Let's make a vow, let's make a promise, Let's make a vow, let's make it stand: You vow you'll marry no other woman Ill vow I'll marry no other man. VI They made a vow, they made a promise, They made a vow, they made it stand: He vowed he'd marry no other woman She vowed she'd marry no other man. VII Seven long years had rolled around It seemed as though it were twenty -three, And if he's gone some seven years longer There is no other man can marry me. VIII Seven long years had rolled around It seemed as though it were twenty-nine, She bundled up her finest clothing And declared Lord Batesman she'd go find. Ix She went 'til she came to the gate, she tingled, How boldly then she rang the bell: "Who's there Wbo's there"cried the proudyoung porter, "0 come unto me and quickly tell." x "0 is this here Lord Batesman's castle And is his lordship here within" "0 yes, 0 yes," cried the proud young porter, "He's just now taking his young bride in!' xI "Go remember him of a piece of bread, Go remember him of a glass of wine, Go remember him of the Turkish lady Who freed him from the cold iron bond." XII o away and away went this proud porter, 0 away and away and away went he Until he came to Lord Batesman's chamber When he went down on his bended knee. XIIm "What news What news " my proud young porter, "What news What news Come tell to me." "There is a lady at your gate, sir, Fairer than your new bride ever can be. xIv She has got rings on every finger And on one finger she has three, With as much gay gold about her middle As would buy half Northumberlee. XV O she bids you remember a piece of bread, o she bids you remember a glass of wine, O she bids you remember the fair young maid Who set you free from close confine' XVI He stamped his foot upon the floor And burst the table in pieces three: Says "I forsake both lands and dwellings For the fair ladye who set me free." Lord Batesman 82 Loving Nancy (Harlan County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY _______ P ____ ZZ22F ------1---- FVt - - Ttt7IIIZ -I 1. The heart - is the - P J for - tuneOf all we man -kind, They're al - wayscon -trolled, they're al-ways con- fined. Con - trolled by their par - ents, uan til they are wives, Then _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ,pocorail. p W)w WI slaves for their hias-bands, the rest of their lives. ____ 2. I've Loving Nancy Copyright, WM1, by The H.W. Gray Co. r I 1-1 Loving Nancy 63 al - ways been a poor girl, my for-tune's beenbad, fve of - ten been igv I AL ,- , id -I 4- F- P. ___n___1____________ m_-_ __ Pf ! r - _ _ I court - ed, by the wag - on - ers lad. He court - ed me dai - ly, by I I ,ppocora.L - ; S D I, i b w I - - i is I night and by day, And then for to le ave me and go - ing a - Isti 2YLd times Lat time way. 3.You staed. Loving Nancy 64 Loving Nancy The heart is the fortune of all woomankind, They are always controlled,they are always confined; Controlled by their parents until they aro uives, Then slaves for their husbands the rest of their lives. II I've always been a poor girl, my fortunes been bad, I've often been courted by the wagoner's lad; He courted me daily by night and by day, And then for to leave mo and going away. III "Your parents dont like me because I am poor, They say 1m not worthy of entering their door; I work for my living, my moncy's my own, And if they don't like me they can leave me alone!' IV The cooeoo is a pretty bird, she sings as she flies, She gives its good tidings and tolls us no lies; She feeds on sweet flowers to make her voice clear And never hollas "coocoo" 'til the spring of the year. V Go put up your horses and feed them some hay, Come and sit you down by me, while you have to stay;" "My horses are not hungry, they wont eat your hay, So farewell, Loving Nancy, I'll feed on the way:' VI 'Your wagon needs greasing, your bill is to pay, Come sit you down by me, while you have to stay:' My wagon is greasy, my wships in ny hand, So farewell, Loving Nancy, I've no time for to stand." Loving Nancy The Old Maid's Song (Pulaski County, Kentucky) The Words collected by Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegro giocoso t. I had a 5si - ter 2. I had a sis ter :3. I nev-Pr -w-ill be - I 1 . .__ Sal - ly- that was young - erthanI am,- Sho had so man y sweet-heartsshe Sus - an_ that was ug - ly andillsha - pen,Be -fore she was six -teen years scold - ing, and I nev-er will be jeal. - ous,. My hus-band shall have men - y to :!:- Z.. V e r I =ZV ,.v yyy had to do - ny them, that as for my own part, nev -er had old she was tak - en, Be -oore she was eight - eena son and a go to the ale Ihouse, And while he's there spend -aing Iall be home ------------- rail. Qjlr r -- ma - ny, If you all knew my heart a be thank - ful for an - y. daugh-ter, Here tm, six and for -yty and nev - er had an of - fer. Come a sagt - ing, AndI leave it to the world if rm hot worth the hao-ing. Copyright, 1916, by The H.W. Gray Co. The Old Mais Song Lulf ,- , , h - lands-man, a pins - man, a tink er or a tail - or,_ A fid-dler or a Q Lhi ,i - -, -- - ------ A simile F r dance or, a plough-boy or a sail - or__ k gen- tie-man or a poor man, a . _ 2 ,.= 4 _____________________ ____ I L ZIf L fool or a wit aty, Do you let me die an old maid, but take me out of rall. S -- = U!w The Old Maid's Song I The Old Maid's Song I had a sister Sally that was younger than I am She had so many sweethearts she had to deny them, But as for my own part I never had many If you all knew my heart i'd be thankful for any. REFRAIN Come a landsman, a pinsman, a tinker or a tailor, A fiddler or a dancer, a ploughboy or a sailor, A gentleman or a poor man, a fool or a witty, Don't you let me die an old maid, but take me out of pity. II I had a sister Susan that was ugly and ill- shapen, Before she was sixteen years old she was taken; Before she was eighteen a son and a daughter, Here rm six and forty and never had an offer. III I never will be scolding and I never will be jealous, My husband shall have money to go to the alehouse; And while hes there spending I will be home saving, And I leave it to the world if I'm not worth the having. The Old Maid's Song B8 The Nightingale (Harlan County, Kentucky) The Words collected by Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Andainte sostenuto p i. One r Foeor - o n im a 4 , p -r roc rail.ctr . t - V. Cil.. 6N. h. L. Good AI.. oth , er a so -_ dr a: brave vofl t- flS-J tee nornt ing, ong morng-ing, one morn ing i, May, I met air coup l a A I I -Li __ I / aln 1- " _ 0 I if Vf +- r- -._. ma yn o thoeirtwy An n a a a:onet ad s ar h 2r a-- it er a ,o , - ,ir a rv.ou - .er 2.Goo A l n hi aAdoewsa a-d o na u ofilh ThIgtnzl coyigt I w by Th ,W ,ra Co Allegretto grazioso If L cresc. A I vL - - - P- -- r - - ---- morn - ing, good morn ing, good morn ing to thee, 0 where are you go - ing, my la - dy, pret-ty la dy, it's time to give o'er, 0 no pret ty sol - dier, please Allegretto grazioso ,, , . , ___ , A A I I i-- pret- ty la rdy, 0 I am a -go- ing to the banks of the sea, To see the play ono tune more, Id rath - er hear your fid - die, or the touch of one string, As see the 'II'I I p 't'4 p 5 ,: F tdi. dim poco rail. a tempo Wa - ters a - glid - ing, hear the night in - gale sing. 3. We wa - ters a - glid - ing, hear the night in - gale sing. 5. Pret-ty a tempo P poco rail. .1 mpJg ;,, ) I MP R had - n't been a - stand - ing but one hour or two, 'When from his knap-sack a sol-dier, pret - ty sol - dier, will you mar ry me 0 no pret - ty la - dy, that h9 IiP. ..... ]Iz;_t (mp t -s;;1.s FE F- F f F F- F: S=ii The Nightingale 69 r 70 H4T., ,,,2 c2PZ fid - die ho draw, The tune that ho played made the val l bye ring, 0 see the nov - cr can be, I have a wife in Lon -don, and child - ren twice three, TWO poco rail wa - tersa -glid -ing, hear thenight - in - galesing. 4. Prot -ty wivesin the arm-y's too ma -ny for MO.__ 6.I1 poco raft. r AI Sixth verse -cresec go back to Lon - don, and st ay there one year, And of - ten will think of you j) im 10 dim. P- wa it- todar-ld n, h ea r thre tirn, 'tin-galeinteSrn, o . h V )"Ioto rall. 71 I - . ]4 :ates alidng, ear te niht i gal --1 The Nightingale Ne\rese. K 71 The Nightingale I One morning, one morning, one morning in May I met a fair couple a-making their way, And one was a lady so neat and so fair, The other a soldier, a brave volunteer. II Good morning, good morning, good morning to thee, O where are you going my pretty lady" "O I am a-going to the banks of the sea, To see the waters a- gliding, hear the nightingale sing. III We hadn't been a standing but one hour or two When from his knapsack a fiddle he drew, The tune that he played made the valleys ring, O see the waters a- gliding, hear the nightingale sing. IV "Pretty lady, pretty lady, it's time to give o'er," "0 no, pretty soldier, please play one tune more, I'd rather hear your fiddle or the touch of one string As see the waters a-gliding, hear the nightingale sing." V "Pretty soldier, pretty soldier, will you marry me O no, pretty lady, that never can be; I have a wife in London and children twice three: Two wives in the army's too many for me!, VI "I'l go back to London and stay there one year And often I'll think of you my little dear, If ever I return, 'twill be in the spring To see the waters a-gliding, hear the nightingale singi" The Nightingale 72 The Mary Golden Tree or The Lonesome Low The Words collected by (Harlan County, Kentucky) Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accomnpaniment by Allegro comodo / HOWARD BROCKWAY . There was l lit-tle ship and she "I tzV-al -fnt-li 'inI I I-wIft 14 lg bkp'; I J' 2 2'1 k 'I ' sailedupon the sea, And she wentby The name of the Ma - ryGol - den A: I a creso .- "if AC vv 4i r i Tree, As she sailedup - ontheloneand the lone some low, As she A Isa u- sm sea. 2. T her The Mary GoldenTcrese. h 1 Gf fi-v id _ -I _ I ,, sailedup -onthe lone - some sea. 2. Tvhere pooo rail. a tempo The Miary Golden Tree CoEpyright, t9le, by The H.W Grayr Co. '3 was an -oth -er ship and she sailed up - on the sea, And she went by the name of The A I. L Orese. rr Turk - ish Rob - ber- y, As she sailed up - on the lone and the lone- some Crese./- NV Povo rall. 0 .kt A DJ low; As she sailed up - on the lone- some sea. mf poo rail. a tempo P Al. A. 3. There Iwas a lit - te sail -or un -to the cap -tain said, 'lo The Mary Golden Tree 74 Cap - tain, 0 cp - tain, what will ou give to me, If fill r -4 sink them in the lone and the lone some low. if il ) I I . _poco ra- 1 mp 8I_ __B_ __ _ _ __ _ sink them in the lone some sea" 4'Two pp Poeo ra a tempo MP A -I- The Mary Golden Tree 75 The Mary Golden Tree or The Lonesome Low I There was a little ship and she sailed upon the sea, And she went by the nanne of The Mary Golden Tree; As she sailed upon the lone and the lonesome low, As she sailed upon the lonesome sea. II There was another ship and she sailed upon the sea, And she went by the name of The Turkish Robbery; As she sailed upon the lone and the lonesome low, As she sailed upon the lonesome sea. mI There was a little sailor unto the captain said: "O Captain, o captain,what will you give to me If I'll sink them in the lone and the lonesome low, If I'll sink them on the lonesome sea" IV "Two hundred dollars I'll give unto thee, And my oldest daughter 'll wed unto thee; If you'll sink them in the lone and the lonesome low, If you'll sink them in the lonesome sea" V He bowed upon his breast and away swam he 'Til he came to the ship of the Turkish Robbery As she sailed upon the lone and the lonesome low As she sailed upon the lonesome sea. VI Then out of his pocket an instrument he drew, And he bored nine holes for to let the water through As she sailed upon the lone and the lonesome low, As she sailed upon the lonesome sea. VUI Some had hats and some had caps, And they tried to stop them awful water gaps, For they were sinking in the lone and the lonesome low, For they were sinking in the lonesome sea. VIII He bowed upon his breast and back swam he 'Til he came to the ship of The Mary Golden Tree, As she sailed upon the lone and the lonesome low As she sailed upon the lonesome sea. Ix o Captain, 0 Captain, won't you take me on board o Captain, 0 Captain, went you be good as your word, For I've sunk them in the lone and the lonesome low For I've sunk them in the lonesome sea" x "O no! I will neither take you on board, O no! I will neither be good as my word, For I'm sailing on the lone and the lonesome low For I'm sailing on the lonesome sea'.' XI "If it wasn't for my love for your daughter and your men I would do unto you as I did unto them, I would sink you in the lone and the lonesome low I would sink you in the lonesome sea. XII He turned upon his back and down sank he "Farewell, farewell, to The Mary Golden Tree For I'm sinking in the lone and the lonesome low, For I'm sinking in the lonesome sea.' The Mary Golden Tree WS Peggy Walker (Harlan County, Kentucky) The Words collected by Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY D . iAllegro con brio _. tJE 1. Thore was a jol - ly S - : - nVf simile far - mer who lived a neigh bor nigh, There was a jol ly t) ; ;;F;F- 4 -w A A A Al poco rail. far mer who lived a neigh bor nigh. He poco rall. dpI a a tempo poco ra.l. Fne had but one fair daugh - ter, up on her I cast My eye A Ai Tlt I r I I I I wr Fie a tempo pow rall.__ Peggy Walker Copyright, 1916, by The H.W. Gray Co. __ 277 2. I asked her if she'd be jfa tempo mf mpo MP will ing for me to cross the plain, I ankd he if she'wud be true to foe til to cross ture apl ain . n i h 3.ulShe poco, rail. Peggy Walker 78 Peggy Walker I There was a jolly farmer who lived a neighbor nigh, (bas) He had but one fair daughter, upon her I cast my eye. II I asked her if she'd be willing for me to cross the plain, (his) And if she would be true to me till I return again. m She said she would be true to me until death did decline, (his) Then I shook hands and parted with the girl I left behind. IV I set my boat for Iceland, strange people I might see, (bus) I met Miss Peggy Walker, she fell in love with me. V I quit my work one evening, went walking up the street, (his) The stage was just returning and a post-boy I did mebt. VI He handed me a letter that I might understand, (his) The girl I left behind me had gone with another man. VII Whilst I stood there lamenting, said he"Poor boy, don't cry, (his) For I have money a-plenty, to serve both you and I" Peggy Walker Pretty Polly (Harlan County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegretto con wnolto espressione i In Lon - don far cit y a (4'X51JnI: nf _, h f r - r-_ Copyright, 1916, by The H.W. Gray Co. Q jJ N J f ,,lE : l Poll -y the live -long niight, I eourt-ed Pret-ty Poll -y the live -long .._.._i. X W , t 4 fIV ' , . _ Lonesome Tunes 80 A Ai i poco rj l. niht.And then jst to rob hrbe -fore day - lgt Cm home Pret-tyPol -yad Lro a-longwithme. Come home Pret-tyPoll -yand A Ai iIpoco rail. go a- long withme. Be- fore we get mar -ried somepleas-ure we'll 11th Verse ending Lonesome Tunes 81 Pretty Polly I In London far city a lady did dwell, Concerning her beauty no tongue can tell. II I courted pretty Polly, the livelong night, And then just to rob her before daylight. III "Come home, pretty Polly, and go along with me, Before we got married some pleasure we'll see." IV He led her over hills and through valleys so deep, At last pretty Polly began for to weep. V "Willy, 0 Willy, I'm afraid of your ways, rm afeared you're leading my body astray." VI She trusted him a piece further and what did she spy, But a now dug grave, two spades a-lying by. 'VII "Polly, pretty Polly, you're guessing just right, I've finished your grave I was digging last night." VIII She threw her arms around him and trembled with fear, "How can you kill a poor girl that loves you so dear" Ix "No time for to talk, no time for to stand," He came with his knife all in his right hand. x He stabbed her to the heart and the heart blood did flow, Down in her grave pretty Polly must go. .YI He threw the sod over her and turned to go home, And left little birds to weep and to mourn. Lonesome Tunes 82 The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Six Kings Daughters (Letcher County, Kentucky) (1st1 County, Ketcki (Estill Couty Kentuck y) Melody colleetet and Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegro con spirito , 1."Get up, get up pret, ty Pol ly,' he A At ., t t: : L says And go a - long with me, Ill take you a way to Now Scot- land, And 4 r : I ;7; +te'1mar-y and! - there we'll mar - ry and stay, stay, stay, And therewell mar-ry and stay!' 00:P0 rail. Ai tf k (' a: fi- I !gt::- - 2. She stole fif - ty pounds of her fa -thor's gold, And bo-sides her rn/a tempo f " e; fi ! ! :F : B e Jn Copyright, 1916, by The H.W.Gray Co. Six Kings Daughters 83 moth er's fee And two of the hors es that stand in the stall Where ther wor ti __ ty an e, thee thee Whr hr ooti yadtre 5SP kU _ ,v. ." y = = r _ th.r Soohe r bon ht r an thelf onhre throWhon rey thon e wer ny i blac And him ron th \ r r 5s s _-- t w , - A .. Sx S K igs Daughters ,1reeti t n hetretre hr thr wr__i - t anthre. A nAl f. . . 3. She bound her -self on tho bon - ny, bon - ny black And him on tho A1 Ii I1--lL (S"2ff Iit8 1t8 lzf j n i. ; . . k k E , e X s ) , IA 4I 8 4 h- Si ig Dabu-gbters hy rd tl hy cm o to hih sa-sd n I I 84 poco allargaxdo hour be - fore 'twas day, day, day, One hour be - fore 'twas day._ poco allargaudo 42"Light don igtdw pret - ty Pol - ly'" he says, Light down, light ) ..__.________ I - E F A poco rail. a tempo k I, dow4 with MO, This is the place I've drown s 'hd six And poco aliargando S g De hes - s be_ t -_' _ poco pc rall a temp SI K ing Daughter I "if Dal F I L 8.5 5. Go pull 9. She bound her. self on the boa - ny, bon - ny black, And she le3d the tab bit -41 bay, She rode 'til she came to her fa -ther's house One y hour be - fore 'twas day, day, day, One hour be -fore 'twas day. rp Six Kings Daughters - I v 6.--- s8 "2:What's the mat - ter, what's the mat - ter - pret ty Pol - ly he a S tempo DMj 9 s s i i h ". .. A1 said What's the mat tor, what's the mat . ter with thee" "I thought you had gone to New Scot- land, And thore for to mar - ry and AAi I _ - . . - 4 v. _ _ p. a8f Si Kig Datr _i. X4 P V1z stay, stayou stadyol o N ct-ln, And there for to mar- ry and sa! rall. iX S tffi a a a 2 ffi. I J J F. Six y KnsDagter tyAd toefo omrryad sa. 87 Six Kings Daughters I "Get up, get up, pretty Polly,"he says "And go along with me, I'll take you away to New Scotland And there we'll marry and stay." II She stole fifty pounds of her father's gold And besides her mother's fee And two of the horses that stand in the stall Where there were thirty and three. III She bound herself on tho bonny, bonny black And him on the tabbit bay, They rode 'til they came to the high sea -side One hour before it was day. IV "Light down, light down, pretty Pollj,'he says, "Light down, light down with me,' This is the place I've drowned six And you the seventh shall be." V "Pull off, pull off, that costly gown And lay it by yonders tree It never shall be said such costly wear Shall rot in the salt water sea!' VI "0 turn yourself all around and about Your face toward the sea, It never shall be said such a rascal as you A naked lady for to see." VII He turned himself all around and about And his face toward the sea And with her little white tender arms She shoved him into the sea. VIII "Lie there, lie there, you falso-hearted man Lie there instead of me, If this be the place you drowned six The seventh you shall be." Ix She bound herself on the bonny, bonny black And she led the tabbit bay, She rode 'til she came to her father's house One hour before it was day. x Up speaks, up speaks that pretty parrot bird In her cage where she be, "What's the matter, what's the matter with my pretty Polly She's up so long before day.", xI "Hush up, hush up, pretty parrot bird, Tell none of your tales on me; Your cage shall be made of the yellow beaten gold And your doors of ivory." XII "What's the matter what's the matter pretty Polly" he said What's the matter what's the matter with thee" "I thought you had gone to New Scotland And there for to marry and stay." Verses X and XI nay be omitted to shorten ballad in singing Six Kings Daughters 88 The Sweetheart in the Army The Words collected by (Harlan County, Kentucky) Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegretto grazioso IaV I ai p c- 1. A eat fai 1 - wl- inK in the oO j i! rL NNr ;X t asi pissr- ato ! gar - den, A well drcssed Sol - dier came rid - ing by, 0 he rode up so kind - ly spok- en, And asked"Lit t i \ Iiw,I t V-1i , IfF. PI Miss, won't you fan _ cy : ,_ - 'w. " y -y, g The Sweetheart in the Army Copyright, 191 ki, by The H. W Gray Co. 89 A M V 'way, you brav - ed sol - dier, You're not the AlV,,. _ k man Iv tak-en you to be. u're not the man of an . y s _ _i . . 4 A I -rail. A6 P 6 hon- or, Or you nev er would have forced your - self on mf . rail. )1 . . I _ t seven verses Jv a tempo shes ne" 3. "1 have a thee ___________ ,I,,LJ, d P .. ....I . M \e p -P rall The Sweetheart in the Army 90 The Sweetheart in the Army I A neat fair lady walking in the garden, A well-dressed soldier came riding by, O he rode up so kindly spoken And asked 'Little Miss won't you fancy I" II "Go away, go away, you braved soldier, You're not the man I've taken you to be, You're not the man of any honor Or you never would have forced yourself on me' In cI have a sweetheart all in the army, He has been gone for seven long years; And if he is gone some seven years longer, Not a man on earth can marry me." IV "Perhaps he is dead, perhaps he is drowndd, Perhaps he is on some battlefield slain, Perhaps he has courted some girl and married, Perhaps his love some maid did gain." V "If he is dead I hope he is happy, Or if he is on some battlefield slain Or if he has courted some girl and married I love that girl for loving him." VI He drew his hands all from his pocket, They looked so long, so neat and small; Three golden rings all on his fingers, Down at her feet he let them fall. VII She picked them up all on her little fingers, The kisses she gave was one, two and three; "And is this my little single soldier Returning home for to marry me" VIII He picked her up all in his arms, The kisses he gave was one, two and three, Says "This is your little single soldier Returning home for to marry theel" The Sweetheart in the Army Sourwood Mountain (Harlan County, Kentucky) The Words collected by Melody collected and LORAINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BROCKWAY Allegro giocoso AW rwI_ 1. Chick - n crow- ing on / I f . . nf simile Sour wood Moun tain, Hey ho A.4 k K. . 1_i.. _sI F' - did - do dumn dee ay, Get your dogs and A Ai s -_ _1,_ -: r_ F- s p. 9) - 4--- _S F8 ;8: well go a hunt ing, Hey ho r - -; '': Sourwood Mountain Copyright, 1916, by The H.W Gray Co. . 92 did Mde dum doe - ay. 2. My true love she AtAl - live1-sinI ec orHyh )j _, ___ 0) V Hey ho did _de dum dee ay. Sourwood Mountain 9:3 Sourwood Mountain I Chicken crowing on Sourwood Mountain, Hey ho diddle dum dee ay Get your dogs and we'll go a-hunting, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay. 1I My true love she lives in Letcher, Hey ho diddle dam dee-ay She won't come and I won't fetch her Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay. m My true love's a blue -eyed daisy Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay If I don't got her I'll go crazy Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay. IV Big dog bark and little one bite you Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay Big girl '11 court and little one '11 slight you Hey ho diddle dum dee ay. V My true love lives up the river Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay A few more jumps and I'll be with her Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay. VI My true love lives in the hollow Hey ho diddle dum dee .ay She won't come and I won't follow Hey ho diddle dum doe-ay. Sourwood Mountain 94 Sweet William and Lady Margery (Harlan County, Kentucky) The Words oollected by Melody colleoted and LORAMINE WYMAN Pianoforte accompaniment by HOWARD BIROCKWAY A Andante con moto mJ 8 1. Sweet Wil - liam rose one / , l-1lIi I"SI. S1 - - . I-+ wre t ____if 0In 1 4, ear ly morn - ing And dressed him - selfin blue, Sweet Wil - liam rose one ear -ly morn-g And dressed him self in blue. "Pray tell to me your A I I' L I K long wed-dedlove, Whose be twixt La - dy Mar - gery and you" 2." I ) poco rail. t =s=_=1 Sweet William Copyright, 19W1, by The H.W Gray Co. 95 pZ Poe L h Ku P kniow no harm by you, La-dy Mar-ge-ry, Nor you know none by pooo piu mosso me I know no harrn b youi, La-dy Mar-ge-ry, Nor you know none by me; Be - fore to - mor - row A I . 1 _ 1 _ A I poc ra--= Il. 5_ / = P eight o, clocsk, A rich wed - ding you shall see!, 3. La-dy I , I - - _.j 1; - St wt . ,s . : ffi Rv 2! P rall =r=1 p Sweet William 98 aj l I E. Mar - 'ry sat at the high win -dow, A comb -ing back her v. I) _l_ - F _ I _ _ _ F A A 'I ir 7 7 d Ir gmry sat at the high wndw raild A z __ _ , _ _ _ - a rwt po comb - ing back her hair._ She saw Sweet Wi1 -iam and his bride, As rail. - they came rid - i6 there.____ 4 0im _al a tempo rail Sweet William "I, - 97 End of 12t1 verso LaI ':O '. . II _ 13. Unwind, un wind her pale cold face, Her al ways loved, 'Who stolemy heart fromM - - wind,un-wind her ... . . / J ZZI 'X' I r r rail. - pale cold face, Her cheeks. m a - bound to see. _ _ .Thre Swg eeF--gL-- ,.. . - - t Wilimr- choeksImzboundto see. Sho is th gil N PX_a -4 s i ; s 98 a tempo Iocissimo times ho kissod her li ly s-hito hand, Three times ho kissed her d L z ssf rV UZsi _//L/__ A rI r r-b g Z r -. _ Sweet William I r- - Irl Sweet William etc. Sweet William and Lady Margery Sweet William rose one early morning And dressed himself in blue, (his) "Pray toll to me, your long-wedded love, Whose betwix Lady Margery and you" II I know no harm by you, Lady Margery, Nor you know nono by me; (his) Before to-morrow eight o'clock A rich wedding you shall see., III Lady Margory sat at the high window A- combing back her hair, (his) She saw sweet William and his bride As they came riding there. IV 0 she threw down her ivory comb And then threw back her hair (his) And then sank down from her high window And was never seen back there. V When day was gone, and night was come, And all men fast asleep, (his) Lady Margery rose with tears in her eyes And stood at sweet William's bed- feet. VI Says "How do you like your now feather bed, How do you like your sheet, (bis) How do you like your now wedded love Who's in your arms asleep" VII "Very well I like my new feather bed, Very well I like my sheet, (his) But the best thing that I always loved Is the girl at my bed-feet." vm Sweet William called his merry men all By one, by two, by three, (his) Says"I'll away to Fair Margery's bower With the leave of my lady.-e LX And when he came to Fair Margery's bower lIe knocked at the ring; (his) And who so ready as her seven brothers To rise and let him in. x "Good morning, Good morning,'ho says to them all, "What makes you look so sad" (his) "We're grieving over the loss of our sister, Lady Margery, Who died for the love of you" XI "Where's Lady Margery, how does she do, 0 is she in her hall, (his) Or is she in chamber bright Among them ladies all' X' I She's not in her chamber bright, Nor she's not in her hall, (his) She is lying in her red-lined coffin With her pale face turned to the wall" XIII "Unwind, unwind her pale cold face, Her cheeks I'm a-bound to see, (his) She is the girl I always loved Who stole my heart from me:' XIV Three times he kissed her lily white hand, Three times he kissed her breast, (his) Seven times he kissed her cold pale face And then did go to rest. 100 William Hall (Knott County, Kentucky) The Words collected by LORAINE WYMAN Melody collected and Pianoforte accompaniment by TUflWAflfl RRZAMEVAY . jAllegro moderato 1.A Will -iam erossed the brin - y o -coan And land -od sate on the fi'l make her my law -ful bride." 2. Ags William Hall Copyright, 191, by The H.W. Gray Co. 101 I went walk ing up Cold Iron, There MY mind was on my girl; Cool drops of rain fell A Ab x 0CO A 9 f t tst 2ndtimes IILast time S. "Good gavo to yo!W.' William Hall 102 William Hall I As William crossed the briny ocoan And landed safe on tho other side, Says "If Mary's alive and I can find her I'll make her my lawful brido." II As I went walking up Cold Iron, There my mind was on my girl; Cool drops of rain fell as it happened My true love I there did moot. III "Good morning to thee pretty fair one -And how would you like to fancy me" "O my farcyjs pea.o.d on a brisk young farmer Who has lato31y crossed the sea." IV "come'. aaAc ,be yoer sweetheart unto me, Describe your lover unto me; Perhaps I've seen some sword pass thro' him On the ground your love did fall" V 'He was both tall, both neat and handsome And he had pretty blue eyes withall, O he had black hair and ho wore it curly And his name was William Hall" VI "I saw a French cannon ball shet thro' him, Upon the ground your love did fall; O he had black hair and he wore it curly And his name was William Hall." VII She wrung her lily white hands saying "Lord have mercy, what shall I do!" O now to prove my story to you, Here is the ring that I gave you" William Hall This page in the original text is blank. E HwGRAYf .W. y