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The Resource Ozark folksongs, collected and edited by Vance Randolph ; edited for the State Historical Society of Missouri, by Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary, Francis G. Emberson, research associate

Ozark folksongs, collected and edited by Vance Randolph ; edited for the State Historical Society of Missouri, by Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary, Francis G. Emberson, research associate

Label
Ozark folksongs
Title
Ozark folksongs
Statement of responsibility
collected and edited by Vance Randolph ; edited for the State Historical Society of Missouri, by Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary, Francis G. Emberson, research associate
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Accompanying matter
bibliography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1892-1980
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Randolph, Vance
Dewey number
784.49778
Form of composition
folk music
Format of music
other
LC call number
M1629.R23
LC item number
O9
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
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  • 1886-
  • 1912-
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  • Shoemaker, F. C.
  • Emberson, Frances Guthrie
  • State Historical Society of Missouri
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Folk songs, English
Label
Ozark folksongs, collected and edited by Vance Randolph ; edited for the State Historical Society of Missouri, by Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary, Francis G. Emberson, research associate
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Publication
Note
With music (melodies unaccompanied)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
notated music
Content type code
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 4. The dying youth. [I saw a youth the other day] -- Wicked Polly. A [Young people who delight in sin] ; B [She gnawed her tongue before she die] ; C [come all good people that delight in sin] ; D [Young ladies, all attention give] ; E [Young women all, I pray you draw near] -- The dying boy. [On a summer eve as the sun was setting] -- Judgment day is rolling around. [Got a good old mother in heaven] -- The hell-bound train. [A drunkard lay on the barroom floor] -- The road to heaven. [The road to heaven by Christ was made] -- The skeptic's daughter. A [On the banks of Rosedale waters] ; B [On the banks of Rosedale waters] -- Many say I am too noisy. [Many say I'm too noisy] -- A picture from life's other side. [In the world's mighty gall'ry] -- The death of a Romish lady. [There was a Romish lady] -- The twelve apostles. [Come an' I will sing!] -- The angel of death. [There's a man goin' round takin' names] -- The lonesome dove. [As I set in that lonesome grove] -- William Cook. [Hark, hark, my young friends, it's a melancholy call] -- Companions, draw nigh. A [Companions draw night, they say I must die] ; B [Oh, people of God, wo have His blessed Word] -- Tossed and driven. A [Sometimes I'm tossed and driven] ; B [I am a poor pilgrim of sorrow] -- On that other bright shore. [We have sister over yonder] -- I have no loving mother now. [I have no lovin' mother now] -- Little Willie. [Little Willie went to Heaven] -- The little family. A [There was a little fam'ly] ; B [There was a little family] -- Oh Lord, how long! [An' by this time another year] -- I had a heart that doted once. [I had a heart that doted once] -- The dying preacher. [The time is swiftly rollin' on] -- The great judgment. A [I dreampt that the great judgment mornin' had dawned] ; B [The great man was there, but his greatness] -- The white pilgrim. A [I came to the tomb where a white pilgrim lay] ; B [I went to the place where the lone pilgrim lay] ; C [The tempest may howl and loud thunder may roll] ; D [Go tell my companion and children most dear] -- The old church yard. [Oh come, come with me to the old church yard] -- The great speckled bird. A [What a beautiful thought I am thinking] ; B [What a beautiful thought I am thinking] -- Some say John was a Baptist. [Some folks say John was a Baptist] -- Come, ye sinners. [Come ye sinners pore an' needy] -- I'm bound for the promised land. [I'm bound for the promised land] -- How tedious and tasteless the hours. [How tedious an' tasteless the hours] -- Palms of victory. [I saw a way-worn trav'ler] -- Only remembered. [Up an' away like the dews of morning] -- The old time religion. [Hit's the old time religion] -- The life boat. [The life boat soon is comin'] -- I would not live always. [I would not live always] -- Show pity, Lord! A [Show pity, Lord] ; [My crimes are great] -- We're marching on to war. [We're marching on to war] -- Shout, shout, we're gaining ground. A [Shout, shout we're gainin' ground] ; B [Shout, shout, we're a-gainin' ground] -- We shall rise, hallelujah! [We shall sing until we die] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Can the circle be unbroken? [I was standing by my window] -- I'm just from the fountain. [I am just from the fountain] -- My lovin' father. [My lovin' father] -- Hark from the tomb. [Hark from the tomb] -- Oh ye young, ye gay, ye proud. [Oh ye young, ye gay, ye proud] -- Something got hold of me. [When first I heard of the people who claimed] -- The missionary's farewell. [Yes, my native land I love thee] -- The spelling song. [Some folks jumps up and down all night] -- You must live holy. [There's fathers and mothers all over the land] -- Why do you bob your hair, girls? [Why do you bob your hair girls] -- Death, 'tis a melancholy day. [Death, 'tis a melancholy day] -- The dividing line. [There's a line that divides all the people on the earth] -- I am a great complainer. [I am a great complainer] -- I believe this dear old Bible. [I believe that Father Adam was the first created man] -- Oh, Lord, send us a blessing. [Oh Lord, send us a blessin'] -- Pass under the rod. A [I saw a young bride in her beauty an' pride] ; B [I saw the young bride, in her beauty and pride] -- Sinners will call for the rocks and the mountains. [Sinners will call for the rocks an' the mountains] -- Whene'er I take my walks abroad. [Whene'er I take my walks abroad] -- Young people, take warning. [Young people all, attention give] -- You've got oe be a lover of the lord. [Oh you've got to be a lover of the Lord] -- The harp on the willow. [Come brethren and sisters, and hear me relate] -- Religion is the best of all. [Oh it's come along fathers] -- Jesus is a rock. [Jesus is a rock in a wearied land] -- The winding sheet coffin. [How swiftly the years of our pilgrimage fly] -- The ship that is sailing by. [I once had a father but now I have none] -- The heavenly aeroplane. [One of these nights about twelve o'clock] -- Lazarus and the rich man. [Be silent all you people and listen while I tell] -- Little Moses. [Away by the river so clear] -- Conversation with death. [Oh what is this I cannot see] -- Brave Wolf. [Cheer up, you young men all] -- The field of Monterey. [A bugle horn is chanting now] -- A hunter from Kentucky. [Ye gentlemen an' ladies fair] -- Young Charlotte. A [Young Charlotte lived on the mountain side] ; B [Young Charlotte lived on the mountain side] ; C [He bore her out into the sleigh] ; D [They mourned for the loss of their daughter dear] ; E [Come all young girls and warning take] ; F [Come all young people and warning take] ; G [Come all young folks, and listen to my tale] ; H [Young Charlotte lived on the mountain side] -- The little chickens in the garden. A [Oh treat my daughter kindly] ; B [I once did know a farmer] -- The twig so tender. [Once upon a time I visited a hostess neat and slender] -- The boys of Virginia. [Oh the boys from Virginia are brave roaring blades] -- My last gold dollar. A [I wish I had never been born] ; B [I wish to the Lord I had never been borned] -- The blue velvet band. [One evening while out for a ramble] -- Wild rovers. [Come all you wild rovers and listen a while] -- Her white bosom bare. A [Then young Albion the chief of the warriors drew near] ; B [The sun had gone down o'er the hills in the west] -- A heart that forms for love. [I have within me a heart that forms for love] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. The dark hollow. A [Purty woman, purty woman, just see what you've done] ; B [Purty woman, purty woma, just see whut you've done] -- Becky at the loom. [In the month of mild October, when the cotton was in bloom] -- Ride about, ride about. A [Ride about, ride about, where shall I land] ; Uncle john is very sick] -- Only a brakeman. [Far out in old Texas] -- Only a miner. [Only a miner killed under the ground] -- The Chatsworth wreck. [From city, town, an' hamlet] -- The wreck on the C. & O. A [Along did come the S.F.E] ; B [Georgie's mother came to him with a bucket on her arm] -- The wreck of the southern old 97. [On a bright Sabbath mornin'] -- The wreck of old number nine. [On a cold stormy night] -- The two lanterns. [A little child on a sick-bed lay] -- Asleep at the switch. [The midnight express will be late here tonight] -- The brave fireman. [There on the ground he lay] -- The Brooklyn fire. [The evening bright stars were shining] -- My sweetheart went down with the Maine. [Once I had a sweetheart] -- The ship that never returned. A [On a summer day as the waves were rippling] ; B [On a summer's day, when the waves were rippled] -- Dublin Bay. They sailed away in a galleon boat] -- Lost on the Lady Elgin. [Up from the poor man's cottage] -- The great Titanic. A [The great Titanic went sailing] ; B [When they built the great Titanic] -- the train that never returned. [I was going around the mountain, one cold winter day] -- The true trembling brakeman. [See that true and trembling brakeman] -- The express office. A [The office just had opened] ; B [The station had just opened] ; C [The office just had opened] -- Ten thousand miles away. A [On the banks of a lonely river] ; B [Last night as I lay sleeping] -- The sad song. [He came from his palace grand] -- The ring my mother wore. [This earth has many treasures rare] -- On the banks of the old Tennessee. A [Last night my Lulu lay sleepin'] ; B [I wish I was a little bird] ; C [If I were a little fish] ; D [Last night through the bars I was peeping] -- Gentle Anne. [Shall we never more behold thee] -- The widow in the cottage by the sea. A [In my cottage by the seashore] ; B [Just one year ago today] -- The letter edged in black. A [I was standing by the window yesterday] ; B [I was standing by my window yesterday morning] -- The baggage coach ahead. On a dark, stormy night as the train rattled on] -- Come all you young of wary age. [Come all you young of wary age] -- The dying nun. A [Raise the window higher, Martha] ; B [Let the air blow upon me] -- The dying girl's message. [Death will soon relieve my sorrow] -- The old elm tree. [There's a path by the long deserted mill] -- The pardon came too late. [A fair-haired boy in a foreign land at sunrise] -- Rosalie. [Way down in old Kentucky] -- The willow tree. [The mournful night wind sweepeth] -- Darling little Joe. A [Oh what will the birds do] ; B [Oh what will old Tiger do] ; C [What will the birds do] ; D [What will the birds do, mother] -- Willy, Willy. [Where is my little hiding tonight] -- the basket-maker's child. [ Where the green willows swayed] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Put my little shoes away. A [Mother dear, come bathe my forehead] ; B [Mother, come and bathe my forehead] ; C [Mother dear, come bathe my forehead] -- Poor little Joe. A [While strolling one night through New York's gay throng] ; B [Cold blew the bliss] -- Stick to your mother, Tom. [Stick to your mother, Tom] -- A soldier's poor little boy. [Up from the window she rose onto me] -- Motherless children. [Motherless children sees a hard time] -- Please, mister conductor! A [Please, mister conductor, don't put me off this train] ; B [The lightning express from the depot so grand] -- Going for a pardon. A [The eastbound train was crowded] ; B [The railroad train was crowded] -- Nobody cares for me. [O I wish I were a little bird] -- I'm nobody's darling on Earth. A [Out in this bleak world alone] ; B [I'm in out in this cold world alone] ; C [Out in this wide world alone] -- The blind child. A [They tell me, father, that tonight you'll wed another bride] ; B [They say, dear father, that tonight] ; C [I love you father, but I long to go] -- The orphan child. A [No home, no home, cried the little girl] ; B [No home, no home, pled the little girl] -- The stepmother. A [The marriage rite is over] ; B [They've taken her old picture] ; C [The marriage rite is over] -- Little Alice Summers. [Come all you young parents] -- The lost child. [A passing policeman found a little child] -- Mister, please give me a penny. [Mister, please give me a penny] -- The red river valley. A [Oh they say you are leavin' the valley] ; B [I have waited a long time, my darlin'] ; C [Consider a while e'er you leave me] ; D [Oh remember the valley you're leavin'] -- Oh Lily, dear Lily. A [My foot is in the stirrup] ; B [One foot in the stirrup] -- The loving girl. [Adieu, my lovin' girl] -- Don't forget me, little darling. A [I don't want your greenback dollar] ; B [Once I had a darling sweetheart] ; C [When you're in some furring country] ; D [Don't forget me, little darling] -- Goodbye, little Bonnie blue eyes. [Goodbye little bonnie blue eyes] -- Charley Brooks. A [Miss Adair, since I left the city] ; B [Mis Dare, since leaving your city] -- Fare you well, my darling. [Fare you well, my darling] -- Forget you I never may. [Fare thee well, for once I loved you] -- I loved you better than you knew. [Our hands are clasped at last forever] -- The last token. [Come press to your heart this last token] -- Texas cowboy. [It's raining and it's hailing] -- There is somebody waiting for me. A [Oh the moon shines bright and the stars they give light] ; B [Oh the moon shines bright] -- The last serenade. [I am under your window tonight] -- The gypsy's warning. A [Trust him not, oh gentle lady] ; B [Lady, do not heed her warning] ; C [Down beside yon flowing river] ; D [I can ne'er forget the anguish] -- Pretty Saro. A [Way down in Lowless valley] ; B [Way down in Lone Valley] -- In eighteen-forty-nine. A [When I come to this country] ; B [I come to this country] -- Meet me tonight. A [You must meet me tonight] ; B [Oh meet me, my true love, oh meet me] ; C [For if I had of listened to mamma] ; D [There is a fine ship in the ocean] -- Bury me beneath the willow. A [Tomorrow was our weddin' day] ; B [Then bury me beneath the willow] ; C [My heart is broke an' I'm in sorrow] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Once I was happy. A [Once I was happy] ; B [Once I was happy but now I'm forlorn] -- Black-eyed Mary. A [It was a Sunday mornin'] ; B [It was on Sunday mornin'] -- Dark and dreary weather. A [It's dark an' dreary weather] ; B [Dark an' dreary the weather] ; C [Some say that love is a blessing] ; D [I don't see why I love him] -- Adieu to dark weather. A ['Twas my sweetheart was courted] ; B [Adieu to cold Winter] ; C [If he's gone let him go] ; D [Many were the evenin's together] ; E [My love is on the ocean] ; F [Adieu to cold weather] ; G [Adieu to cold weather, good-bye to white frost] -- The frowns that she gave me. [When first to this country a stranger came] -- Ye guardian powers. A [Ye guardian powers] ; B [Ye guards and pow'rs that rule] -- Johnny Sands. A [There was a man named Johnny Snads] ; B [There was an old woman in London] -- The broken heart. A [Our hands shall clasp no more forever] ; B [Many times with you I've wandered] ; C [Once we loved in fond affection] ; D [We have loved an' we have parted] ; E [Once I loved with fond affection] ; F [Thou hast learned to love another] ; G [There once lived a fond affection] ; H [We have met but we have parted] ; I [Once I loved a railroad flagman] -- Farewell, sweetheart. [Farewell, sweetheart] -- Lorena and Paul Vane. A [The years creep slowly] ; B [The years are creepin' slowly by] -- Shamus O'Bien. A [Oh Shamus O'Brien, I'm lovin' you yet] ; B [Oh sweet is the smile of the beautiful moon] -- My blue-eyes boy. A [It's like a ring that has no end] ; B [Must I go bound while he goes free] ; C [It's true, that ring has no end] -- I love you well. A [When me and my love did first depart] ; B [I wish my breast was made of glass] ; C [I'll give to you my parting hand] ; D [The time has come for us to part] ; E [The time draws near, my dearest friend] -- The last farewell. A [So you've come back again] ; B [So at last you have come back] -- My lovely sailor boy. A ['Twas just last Spring when I was young] ; B [It was early in the Spring when I was young] -- The little rosewood casket. A [In that little rosewood casket] ; B [In that little rosewood casket setting on a marble stand] ; C [In a little rosewood casket] -- She sais she was only flirting. [They stood on the beach at evening] -- Falling leaf. A [Far beyond the rolling prairie] ; B [Falling leaves, the breezes whisper] ; C [Far across the rolling prairie] -- The fatal wedding. [The wedding bells was ringing] -- The fatal wedding morn. [In a little cottage sat a pretty maid] -- The broken home. [The church bells they was ringing] -- The banks of the Schuylkill. [On the banks of the Schuylkill] -- Sadie Ray. [Near a cool and shady woodland] -- The broken engagement. [She was standing by her window] -- Down in the valley. [Down in the valley] -- Katie Lee and Willie Gray. [Two brown heads with glossy curls] -- Little Annie Rooney. [ A winning way, a pleasant smile] -- Anna Lee. A [I have written him a letter] ; B [It was twilight in the evening] -- Barney McCoy. [I am goin' far away] -- The letter in the candle. [There's a letter in the candle] -- Katie's secret. A [Last night I was weeping alone] ; B [The sunlight is beautiful, mother] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. White wings. [White wings, they never go weary] -- Lucy Long. [One night when the moon was beamning] -- The Indian hunter. [Oh come with me in my light canoe] -- I love a nobody. [I love a nobody] -- Come, gang awa' with me. [Oh come, my love, the moon shines bright] -- Bridget Donahue. [It was in county Kerry. -- Come and kiss me, Robin. [Come and kiss me, Robin] -- The fisherman's daughter. [I've been caught in a net by a dear little pet] -- The gum tree canoe. [On Tom Big Bee river so bright] -- I've built me a neat little cot, darling. [I've built me a neat little cot, darlin'] -- Just one girl. [I'm in love with a sweet little girlie] -- Lenora. [Oh I left to make a fortune] -- The old brown coat. [The moon is up, the stars are out] -- All good times are past and gone. [All good times are past and gone] -- The deep blue sea. A [He promised to write me a letter] ; B [My mother is dead and buried] ; C [It was last Sunday evening] -- Willie Moore. [Willie Moore was young] -- Once I had a sweetheart. A [Once I had a sweetheart] ; B [When he come to say goodbye] ; C [I once did have a sweetheart] ; D [It was once I had a sweetheart] -- Christine Leroy. A [No, brother, I'll never grow better] ; B [Now brother, be kind to your sister] -- The wildwood flower. A [I'll twine 'mid the ringlets] ; B [I will twine with the ringlets] -- If I was on some foggy mountain top. [If I was on some foggy mountain top] -- The silvery moon. A [As I strayed from my cot] ; B [As I strayed from my cot at the close of the day] -- The little seaside village. [To a little seaside village] -- The mistletoe bough. [The mistletoe hung in the castle hall] -- Out in the moonlight. A [It's out in the moonlight there by the gate] ; B [They stood in the moonlight there by the gate] -- Amber tresses tied in blue. [Far away in sunny meadows] -- Belle Brandon. ['Neath a tree by the margin of a woodland] -- Don't ever trust a sailor. Once I loved a sailor as dear as my life] -- Faithless husband. [One day a faithless husband] -- The fatal rose of red. [Please wear the red rose, Uncle] -- The gambler's sweetheart. A [Don't fail to remember your dark-eyes girl] ; B [Forever remember your dark-eyed girl] -- The girl I loved in sunny Tennessee. [On a morning bright and clear] -- How sadly my heart years toward you. A [how sadly my heart yearns toward you] ; B [Oh you told me that you would always love me] ; C [It would have been better for us both] -- I'll be all smiles tonight. A [I'll deck my brow with roses] ; B [I'll deck my brow with flowers] -- Jack and Joe. [One year ago both Jack and Joe] -- Oh mother, take the wheel away. A [Oh mother, take the wheel away] ; B [Oh father, take the cow away] -- 'Tis not always the bullet that kills. [Please, dear uncle, now tell why you're sighing] -- Two little girls in blue. [An old man gazed at a photograph] -- Willie Dear. [I wish I could see my Willie dear] -- The moth and the flame. [At a gay reception given in a mansion] -- Snake in the grass. [A gay cavalier once came courting me] -- Take back your gold. [I saw a youth and maiden on a lonely street] -- Twila was a city maiden. [Twila was a city maiden] -- those wedding bells shall not ring out! [A sexton stood one Sabbath eve within a belfry grand] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Sweet Evelina. [Way down in the meadow] -- Will you love me when I'm old? [I would as of you my darling] -- The church across the way. [One Easter Sunday monrning when the sun was shining clear] -- The volunteer organist. [The preacher in ta village church one Sunday morning said] -- She was happy till she met you. A ['Twas a bright and sunny day] ; B ['Twas a bright and sunny day when a young wife went away] -- The prisoner at the bar. [The judge was there] -- A Gentelman still. [Don't think by my dress that I have come here to beg] -- Hostler Joe. [I stood at eve as the sun went down] -- A picture not an artist can paint. [A quaint New England homestead] -- Sweet as the flowers in May time. A [Sweet as the flowers in May time] ; B [Sweet as the flowers in springtime] -- Whip-poor-will. [In the starry night so still] -- My father gave me a lump of gold. [My father dear, so far from here] -- The guerrilla man. A [As I walked out one morning] ; B[I am a roving journeyman] ; C [I am a rambling gambling man] -- A wild and reckless hobo. [A wild an' reckless hobo] -- The dying hobo. [Beside a western water tank one cold November day] -- Hard up and broken down. [Once I had money plenty] -- I'm a man that done wrong to his parents. A [I'm a man that's seen sorrow and trouble] ; B [I'm a man that's seen trouble and sorrow] -- The Wabash cannonball. [From the great Atlantic ocean] -- Can I sleep in your barn tonight? A [One night it was dark and storming] ; B [One night it was dark and stormy] -- My lone rock by the sea. [Oh tell me not the woods are fair] -- The tramp. [I'm a broken down man without money or friends] -- The tramp's story. [Let me set down a minute] -- The wandering boy. [Out in this cold world] -- Old rosin the bow. A [I live for the good of the nation] ; B [When I'm dead and laid out on the counter] ; C [Oh I'll tune up my fiddle] -- A distant land to roam. [I remember very well] -- The prettiest little song of all. [When the pretty little birds are singing] -- Mother, the queen of my heart. [I had a home out in Texas] -- My little one's waiting for me. [in the dell where the brooklet's gently flowing] -- Be home early tonight, my dear boy. [I've wandered through life] -- The old farm gate. [The old farm gate hangs sagging down] -- The old stepstone. A [I stand on the doorstep at eventide now] ; B [I stood on the doorstep at eventime nigh] ; C [I stood at the doorstep when schooltime was o'er] -- Save my father's picture from the sale! [it was many years ago, in the time of frost and snow] -- After the war is over. [Angels they are weeping o'er the foreign war] -- As welcome as the followers in May. [Last night I dreamed a sweet, sweet dream] -- Don't go, Tommy. [You'll miss it, my boy] -- Do they miss me at home? [Do they miss me at home, do they miss me?] -- The dream of the miner's child. [A miner was leaving his home for his work] -- Ella rhee. [Carry me back to Tennessee] -- Ere you ask a girl to leave her happy home. [by a dear old mother's side] -- Just plain folks. [To a mansion in the city came a couple old and gray] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. the new organ. [They've bought a brand new organ suit] -- Two sweethearts. [A bunch of young fellows one night at a club] -- Stay on the farm. [Come, boy, I have something to tell you] -- Far away, far away. [Where is now that merry party] -- Over the garden wall. [Over the garden wall] -- My happy little home in Arkansas. ['Tis a pretty little cottage where the grass is ever green] -- Forty years ago. A [I wandered to the village] ; B [The boys were playing some old game] -- My little German home across the sea. A [How I love to think about the days] ; B [Many times a day has my thought flied away] -- Swinging in the lane. [I often think of childhood days] -- School days of long ago. [Still sits the schoolhouse by the road] -- The alphabet song. A [Mother, may I go out to swim?] ; B [ABCDEFG] ; C [ABC, DEF] ; D [ABCDEFG] ; E [B-A Bay, B-E, be] ; F [H-A hay, H-E he] -- A is for apple. A [A is for apple] ; B [X-Y Izzard] ; C [A stands for apple pie] ; D [A is the green apple with bites all around] -- The books of the Bible. [In Genesis the word was made] -- The counties of Arkansas. [There's Benton, Carroll, Marion, Boone in a line] -- The presidents. [George Washington, first president] -- States and capitals. A [Maine, the cap'tal is Augusty] ; B [The state of Maine, Augusta] -- Good morning, merry sunshine. [Good morning, merry sunshine] -- The sweet little birdie. A [There came to my window one morning in Spring] ; B [There come to my window] -- Timbrook. [Timbrook has done gone and throwed the rider] -- The ponsaw train. [Good evenin', fair maiden] -- We're all nodding. [We're all noddin']
Control code
5978123
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26 cm
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4 volumes
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47001554
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  • (WaOLN)48589
  • (OCoLC)5978123
Label
Ozark folksongs, collected and edited by Vance Randolph ; edited for the State Historical Society of Missouri, by Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary, Francis G. Emberson, research associate
Publication
Note
With music (melodies unaccompanied)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
notated music
Content type code
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
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  • v. 4. The dying youth. [I saw a youth the other day] -- Wicked Polly. A [Young people who delight in sin] ; B [She gnawed her tongue before she die] ; C [come all good people that delight in sin] ; D [Young ladies, all attention give] ; E [Young women all, I pray you draw near] -- The dying boy. [On a summer eve as the sun was setting] -- Judgment day is rolling around. [Got a good old mother in heaven] -- The hell-bound train. [A drunkard lay on the barroom floor] -- The road to heaven. [The road to heaven by Christ was made] -- The skeptic's daughter. A [On the banks of Rosedale waters] ; B [On the banks of Rosedale waters] -- Many say I am too noisy. [Many say I'm too noisy] -- A picture from life's other side. [In the world's mighty gall'ry] -- The death of a Romish lady. [There was a Romish lady] -- The twelve apostles. [Come an' I will sing!] -- The angel of death. [There's a man goin' round takin' names] -- The lonesome dove. [As I set in that lonesome grove] -- William Cook. [Hark, hark, my young friends, it's a melancholy call] -- Companions, draw nigh. A [Companions draw night, they say I must die] ; B [Oh, people of God, wo have His blessed Word] -- Tossed and driven. A [Sometimes I'm tossed and driven] ; B [I am a poor pilgrim of sorrow] -- On that other bright shore. [We have sister over yonder] -- I have no loving mother now. [I have no lovin' mother now] -- Little Willie. [Little Willie went to Heaven] -- The little family. A [There was a little fam'ly] ; B [There was a little family] -- Oh Lord, how long! [An' by this time another year] -- I had a heart that doted once. [I had a heart that doted once] -- The dying preacher. [The time is swiftly rollin' on] -- The great judgment. A [I dreampt that the great judgment mornin' had dawned] ; B [The great man was there, but his greatness] -- The white pilgrim. A [I came to the tomb where a white pilgrim lay] ; B [I went to the place where the lone pilgrim lay] ; C [The tempest may howl and loud thunder may roll] ; D [Go tell my companion and children most dear] -- The old church yard. [Oh come, come with me to the old church yard] -- The great speckled bird. A [What a beautiful thought I am thinking] ; B [What a beautiful thought I am thinking] -- Some say John was a Baptist. [Some folks say John was a Baptist] -- Come, ye sinners. [Come ye sinners pore an' needy] -- I'm bound for the promised land. [I'm bound for the promised land] -- How tedious and tasteless the hours. [How tedious an' tasteless the hours] -- Palms of victory. [I saw a way-worn trav'ler] -- Only remembered. [Up an' away like the dews of morning] -- The old time religion. [Hit's the old time religion] -- The life boat. [The life boat soon is comin'] -- I would not live always. [I would not live always] -- Show pity, Lord! A [Show pity, Lord] ; [My crimes are great] -- We're marching on to war. [We're marching on to war] -- Shout, shout, we're gaining ground. A [Shout, shout we're gainin' ground] ; B [Shout, shout, we're a-gainin' ground] -- We shall rise, hallelujah! [We shall sing until we die] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Can the circle be unbroken? [I was standing by my window] -- I'm just from the fountain. [I am just from the fountain] -- My lovin' father. [My lovin' father] -- Hark from the tomb. [Hark from the tomb] -- Oh ye young, ye gay, ye proud. [Oh ye young, ye gay, ye proud] -- Something got hold of me. [When first I heard of the people who claimed] -- The missionary's farewell. [Yes, my native land I love thee] -- The spelling song. [Some folks jumps up and down all night] -- You must live holy. [There's fathers and mothers all over the land] -- Why do you bob your hair, girls? [Why do you bob your hair girls] -- Death, 'tis a melancholy day. [Death, 'tis a melancholy day] -- The dividing line. [There's a line that divides all the people on the earth] -- I am a great complainer. [I am a great complainer] -- I believe this dear old Bible. [I believe that Father Adam was the first created man] -- Oh, Lord, send us a blessing. [Oh Lord, send us a blessin'] -- Pass under the rod. A [I saw a young bride in her beauty an' pride] ; B [I saw the young bride, in her beauty and pride] -- Sinners will call for the rocks and the mountains. [Sinners will call for the rocks an' the mountains] -- Whene'er I take my walks abroad. [Whene'er I take my walks abroad] -- Young people, take warning. [Young people all, attention give] -- You've got oe be a lover of the lord. [Oh you've got to be a lover of the Lord] -- The harp on the willow. [Come brethren and sisters, and hear me relate] -- Religion is the best of all. [Oh it's come along fathers] -- Jesus is a rock. [Jesus is a rock in a wearied land] -- The winding sheet coffin. [How swiftly the years of our pilgrimage fly] -- The ship that is sailing by. [I once had a father but now I have none] -- The heavenly aeroplane. [One of these nights about twelve o'clock] -- Lazarus and the rich man. [Be silent all you people and listen while I tell] -- Little Moses. [Away by the river so clear] -- Conversation with death. [Oh what is this I cannot see] -- Brave Wolf. [Cheer up, you young men all] -- The field of Monterey. [A bugle horn is chanting now] -- A hunter from Kentucky. [Ye gentlemen an' ladies fair] -- Young Charlotte. A [Young Charlotte lived on the mountain side] ; B [Young Charlotte lived on the mountain side] ; C [He bore her out into the sleigh] ; D [They mourned for the loss of their daughter dear] ; E [Come all young girls and warning take] ; F [Come all young people and warning take] ; G [Come all young folks, and listen to my tale] ; H [Young Charlotte lived on the mountain side] -- The little chickens in the garden. A [Oh treat my daughter kindly] ; B [I once did know a farmer] -- The twig so tender. [Once upon a time I visited a hostess neat and slender] -- The boys of Virginia. [Oh the boys from Virginia are brave roaring blades] -- My last gold dollar. A [I wish I had never been born] ; B [I wish to the Lord I had never been borned] -- The blue velvet band. [One evening while out for a ramble] -- Wild rovers. [Come all you wild rovers and listen a while] -- Her white bosom bare. A [Then young Albion the chief of the warriors drew near] ; B [The sun had gone down o'er the hills in the west] -- A heart that forms for love. [I have within me a heart that forms for love] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. The dark hollow. A [Purty woman, purty woman, just see what you've done] ; B [Purty woman, purty woma, just see whut you've done] -- Becky at the loom. [In the month of mild October, when the cotton was in bloom] -- Ride about, ride about. A [Ride about, ride about, where shall I land] ; Uncle john is very sick] -- Only a brakeman. [Far out in old Texas] -- Only a miner. [Only a miner killed under the ground] -- The Chatsworth wreck. [From city, town, an' hamlet] -- The wreck on the C. & O. A [Along did come the S.F.E] ; B [Georgie's mother came to him with a bucket on her arm] -- The wreck of the southern old 97. [On a bright Sabbath mornin'] -- The wreck of old number nine. [On a cold stormy night] -- The two lanterns. [A little child on a sick-bed lay] -- Asleep at the switch. [The midnight express will be late here tonight] -- The brave fireman. [There on the ground he lay] -- The Brooklyn fire. [The evening bright stars were shining] -- My sweetheart went down with the Maine. [Once I had a sweetheart] -- The ship that never returned. A [On a summer day as the waves were rippling] ; B [On a summer's day, when the waves were rippled] -- Dublin Bay. They sailed away in a galleon boat] -- Lost on the Lady Elgin. [Up from the poor man's cottage] -- The great Titanic. A [The great Titanic went sailing] ; B [When they built the great Titanic] -- the train that never returned. [I was going around the mountain, one cold winter day] -- The true trembling brakeman. [See that true and trembling brakeman] -- The express office. A [The office just had opened] ; B [The station had just opened] ; C [The office just had opened] -- Ten thousand miles away. A [On the banks of a lonely river] ; B [Last night as I lay sleeping] -- The sad song. [He came from his palace grand] -- The ring my mother wore. [This earth has many treasures rare] -- On the banks of the old Tennessee. A [Last night my Lulu lay sleepin'] ; B [I wish I was a little bird] ; C [If I were a little fish] ; D [Last night through the bars I was peeping] -- Gentle Anne. [Shall we never more behold thee] -- The widow in the cottage by the sea. A [In my cottage by the seashore] ; B [Just one year ago today] -- The letter edged in black. A [I was standing by the window yesterday] ; B [I was standing by my window yesterday morning] -- The baggage coach ahead. On a dark, stormy night as the train rattled on] -- Come all you young of wary age. [Come all you young of wary age] -- The dying nun. A [Raise the window higher, Martha] ; B [Let the air blow upon me] -- The dying girl's message. [Death will soon relieve my sorrow] -- The old elm tree. [There's a path by the long deserted mill] -- The pardon came too late. [A fair-haired boy in a foreign land at sunrise] -- Rosalie. [Way down in old Kentucky] -- The willow tree. [The mournful night wind sweepeth] -- Darling little Joe. A [Oh what will the birds do] ; B [Oh what will old Tiger do] ; C [What will the birds do] ; D [What will the birds do, mother] -- Willy, Willy. [Where is my little hiding tonight] -- the basket-maker's child. [ Where the green willows swayed] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Put my little shoes away. A [Mother dear, come bathe my forehead] ; B [Mother, come and bathe my forehead] ; C [Mother dear, come bathe my forehead] -- Poor little Joe. A [While strolling one night through New York's gay throng] ; B [Cold blew the bliss] -- Stick to your mother, Tom. [Stick to your mother, Tom] -- A soldier's poor little boy. [Up from the window she rose onto me] -- Motherless children. [Motherless children sees a hard time] -- Please, mister conductor! A [Please, mister conductor, don't put me off this train] ; B [The lightning express from the depot so grand] -- Going for a pardon. A [The eastbound train was crowded] ; B [The railroad train was crowded] -- Nobody cares for me. [O I wish I were a little bird] -- I'm nobody's darling on Earth. A [Out in this bleak world alone] ; B [I'm in out in this cold world alone] ; C [Out in this wide world alone] -- The blind child. A [They tell me, father, that tonight you'll wed another bride] ; B [They say, dear father, that tonight] ; C [I love you father, but I long to go] -- The orphan child. A [No home, no home, cried the little girl] ; B [No home, no home, pled the little girl] -- The stepmother. A [The marriage rite is over] ; B [They've taken her old picture] ; C [The marriage rite is over] -- Little Alice Summers. [Come all you young parents] -- The lost child. [A passing policeman found a little child] -- Mister, please give me a penny. [Mister, please give me a penny] -- The red river valley. A [Oh they say you are leavin' the valley] ; B [I have waited a long time, my darlin'] ; C [Consider a while e'er you leave me] ; D [Oh remember the valley you're leavin'] -- Oh Lily, dear Lily. A [My foot is in the stirrup] ; B [One foot in the stirrup] -- The loving girl. [Adieu, my lovin' girl] -- Don't forget me, little darling. A [I don't want your greenback dollar] ; B [Once I had a darling sweetheart] ; C [When you're in some furring country] ; D [Don't forget me, little darling] -- Goodbye, little Bonnie blue eyes. [Goodbye little bonnie blue eyes] -- Charley Brooks. A [Miss Adair, since I left the city] ; B [Mis Dare, since leaving your city] -- Fare you well, my darling. [Fare you well, my darling] -- Forget you I never may. [Fare thee well, for once I loved you] -- I loved you better than you knew. [Our hands are clasped at last forever] -- The last token. [Come press to your heart this last token] -- Texas cowboy. [It's raining and it's hailing] -- There is somebody waiting for me. A [Oh the moon shines bright and the stars they give light] ; B [Oh the moon shines bright] -- The last serenade. [I am under your window tonight] -- The gypsy's warning. A [Trust him not, oh gentle lady] ; B [Lady, do not heed her warning] ; C [Down beside yon flowing river] ; D [I can ne'er forget the anguish] -- Pretty Saro. A [Way down in Lowless valley] ; B [Way down in Lone Valley] -- In eighteen-forty-nine. A [When I come to this country] ; B [I come to this country] -- Meet me tonight. A [You must meet me tonight] ; B [Oh meet me, my true love, oh meet me] ; C [For if I had of listened to mamma] ; D [There is a fine ship in the ocean] -- Bury me beneath the willow. A [Tomorrow was our weddin' day] ; B [Then bury me beneath the willow] ; C [My heart is broke an' I'm in sorrow] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Once I was happy. A [Once I was happy] ; B [Once I was happy but now I'm forlorn] -- Black-eyed Mary. A [It was a Sunday mornin'] ; B [It was on Sunday mornin'] -- Dark and dreary weather. A [It's dark an' dreary weather] ; B [Dark an' dreary the weather] ; C [Some say that love is a blessing] ; D [I don't see why I love him] -- Adieu to dark weather. A ['Twas my sweetheart was courted] ; B [Adieu to cold Winter] ; C [If he's gone let him go] ; D [Many were the evenin's together] ; E [My love is on the ocean] ; F [Adieu to cold weather] ; G [Adieu to cold weather, good-bye to white frost] -- The frowns that she gave me. [When first to this country a stranger came] -- Ye guardian powers. A [Ye guardian powers] ; B [Ye guards and pow'rs that rule] -- Johnny Sands. A [There was a man named Johnny Snads] ; B [There was an old woman in London] -- The broken heart. A [Our hands shall clasp no more forever] ; B [Many times with you I've wandered] ; C [Once we loved in fond affection] ; D [We have loved an' we have parted] ; E [Once I loved with fond affection] ; F [Thou hast learned to love another] ; G [There once lived a fond affection] ; H [We have met but we have parted] ; I [Once I loved a railroad flagman] -- Farewell, sweetheart. [Farewell, sweetheart] -- Lorena and Paul Vane. A [The years creep slowly] ; B [The years are creepin' slowly by] -- Shamus O'Bien. A [Oh Shamus O'Brien, I'm lovin' you yet] ; B [Oh sweet is the smile of the beautiful moon] -- My blue-eyes boy. A [It's like a ring that has no end] ; B [Must I go bound while he goes free] ; C [It's true, that ring has no end] -- I love you well. A [When me and my love did first depart] ; B [I wish my breast was made of glass] ; C [I'll give to you my parting hand] ; D [The time has come for us to part] ; E [The time draws near, my dearest friend] -- The last farewell. A [So you've come back again] ; B [So at last you have come back] -- My lovely sailor boy. A ['Twas just last Spring when I was young] ; B [It was early in the Spring when I was young] -- The little rosewood casket. A [In that little rosewood casket] ; B [In that little rosewood casket setting on a marble stand] ; C [In a little rosewood casket] -- She sais she was only flirting. [They stood on the beach at evening] -- Falling leaf. A [Far beyond the rolling prairie] ; B [Falling leaves, the breezes whisper] ; C [Far across the rolling prairie] -- The fatal wedding. [The wedding bells was ringing] -- The fatal wedding morn. [In a little cottage sat a pretty maid] -- The broken home. [The church bells they was ringing] -- The banks of the Schuylkill. [On the banks of the Schuylkill] -- Sadie Ray. [Near a cool and shady woodland] -- The broken engagement. [She was standing by her window] -- Down in the valley. [Down in the valley] -- Katie Lee and Willie Gray. [Two brown heads with glossy curls] -- Little Annie Rooney. [ A winning way, a pleasant smile] -- Anna Lee. A [I have written him a letter] ; B [It was twilight in the evening] -- Barney McCoy. [I am goin' far away] -- The letter in the candle. [There's a letter in the candle] -- Katie's secret. A [Last night I was weeping alone] ; B [The sunlight is beautiful, mother] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. White wings. [White wings, they never go weary] -- Lucy Long. [One night when the moon was beamning] -- The Indian hunter. [Oh come with me in my light canoe] -- I love a nobody. [I love a nobody] -- Come, gang awa' with me. [Oh come, my love, the moon shines bright] -- Bridget Donahue. [It was in county Kerry. -- Come and kiss me, Robin. [Come and kiss me, Robin] -- The fisherman's daughter. [I've been caught in a net by a dear little pet] -- The gum tree canoe. [On Tom Big Bee river so bright] -- I've built me a neat little cot, darling. [I've built me a neat little cot, darlin'] -- Just one girl. [I'm in love with a sweet little girlie] -- Lenora. [Oh I left to make a fortune] -- The old brown coat. [The moon is up, the stars are out] -- All good times are past and gone. [All good times are past and gone] -- The deep blue sea. A [He promised to write me a letter] ; B [My mother is dead and buried] ; C [It was last Sunday evening] -- Willie Moore. [Willie Moore was young] -- Once I had a sweetheart. A [Once I had a sweetheart] ; B [When he come to say goodbye] ; C [I once did have a sweetheart] ; D [It was once I had a sweetheart] -- Christine Leroy. A [No, brother, I'll never grow better] ; B [Now brother, be kind to your sister] -- The wildwood flower. A [I'll twine 'mid the ringlets] ; B [I will twine with the ringlets] -- If I was on some foggy mountain top. [If I was on some foggy mountain top] -- The silvery moon. A [As I strayed from my cot] ; B [As I strayed from my cot at the close of the day] -- The little seaside village. [To a little seaside village] -- The mistletoe bough. [The mistletoe hung in the castle hall] -- Out in the moonlight. A [It's out in the moonlight there by the gate] ; B [They stood in the moonlight there by the gate] -- Amber tresses tied in blue. [Far away in sunny meadows] -- Belle Brandon. ['Neath a tree by the margin of a woodland] -- Don't ever trust a sailor. Once I loved a sailor as dear as my life] -- Faithless husband. [One day a faithless husband] -- The fatal rose of red. [Please wear the red rose, Uncle] -- The gambler's sweetheart. A [Don't fail to remember your dark-eyes girl] ; B [Forever remember your dark-eyed girl] -- The girl I loved in sunny Tennessee. [On a morning bright and clear] -- How sadly my heart years toward you. A [how sadly my heart yearns toward you] ; B [Oh you told me that you would always love me] ; C [It would have been better for us both] -- I'll be all smiles tonight. A [I'll deck my brow with roses] ; B [I'll deck my brow with flowers] -- Jack and Joe. [One year ago both Jack and Joe] -- Oh mother, take the wheel away. A [Oh mother, take the wheel away] ; B [Oh father, take the cow away] -- 'Tis not always the bullet that kills. [Please, dear uncle, now tell why you're sighing] -- Two little girls in blue. [An old man gazed at a photograph] -- Willie Dear. [I wish I could see my Willie dear] -- The moth and the flame. [At a gay reception given in a mansion] -- Snake in the grass. [A gay cavalier once came courting me] -- Take back your gold. [I saw a youth and maiden on a lonely street] -- Twila was a city maiden. [Twila was a city maiden] -- those wedding bells shall not ring out! [A sexton stood one Sabbath eve within a belfry grand] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. Sweet Evelina. [Way down in the meadow] -- Will you love me when I'm old? [I would as of you my darling] -- The church across the way. [One Easter Sunday monrning when the sun was shining clear] -- The volunteer organist. [The preacher in ta village church one Sunday morning said] -- She was happy till she met you. A ['Twas a bright and sunny day] ; B ['Twas a bright and sunny day when a young wife went away] -- The prisoner at the bar. [The judge was there] -- A Gentelman still. [Don't think by my dress that I have come here to beg] -- Hostler Joe. [I stood at eve as the sun went down] -- A picture not an artist can paint. [A quaint New England homestead] -- Sweet as the flowers in May time. A [Sweet as the flowers in May time] ; B [Sweet as the flowers in springtime] -- Whip-poor-will. [In the starry night so still] -- My father gave me a lump of gold. [My father dear, so far from here] -- The guerrilla man. A [As I walked out one morning] ; B[I am a roving journeyman] ; C [I am a rambling gambling man] -- A wild and reckless hobo. [A wild an' reckless hobo] -- The dying hobo. [Beside a western water tank one cold November day] -- Hard up and broken down. [Once I had money plenty] -- I'm a man that done wrong to his parents. A [I'm a man that's seen sorrow and trouble] ; B [I'm a man that's seen trouble and sorrow] -- The Wabash cannonball. [From the great Atlantic ocean] -- Can I sleep in your barn tonight? A [One night it was dark and storming] ; B [One night it was dark and stormy] -- My lone rock by the sea. [Oh tell me not the woods are fair] -- The tramp. [I'm a broken down man without money or friends] -- The tramp's story. [Let me set down a minute] -- The wandering boy. [Out in this cold world] -- Old rosin the bow. A [I live for the good of the nation] ; B [When I'm dead and laid out on the counter] ; C [Oh I'll tune up my fiddle] -- A distant land to roam. [I remember very well] -- The prettiest little song of all. [When the pretty little birds are singing] -- Mother, the queen of my heart. [I had a home out in Texas] -- My little one's waiting for me. [in the dell where the brooklet's gently flowing] -- Be home early tonight, my dear boy. [I've wandered through life] -- The old farm gate. [The old farm gate hangs sagging down] -- The old stepstone. A [I stand on the doorstep at eventide now] ; B [I stood on the doorstep at eventime nigh] ; C [I stood at the doorstep when schooltime was o'er] -- Save my father's picture from the sale! [it was many years ago, in the time of frost and snow] -- After the war is over. [Angels they are weeping o'er the foreign war] -- As welcome as the followers in May. [Last night I dreamed a sweet, sweet dream] -- Don't go, Tommy. [You'll miss it, my boy] -- Do they miss me at home? [Do they miss me at home, do they miss me?] -- The dream of the miner's child. [A miner was leaving his home for his work] -- Ella rhee. [Carry me back to Tennessee] -- Ere you ask a girl to leave her happy home. [by a dear old mother's side] -- Just plain folks. [To a mansion in the city came a couple old and gray] --
  • v. 4 [cont.]. the new organ. [They've bought a brand new organ suit] -- Two sweethearts. [A bunch of young fellows one night at a club] -- Stay on the farm. [Come, boy, I have something to tell you] -- Far away, far away. [Where is now that merry party] -- Over the garden wall. [Over the garden wall] -- My happy little home in Arkansas. ['Tis a pretty little cottage where the grass is ever green] -- Forty years ago. A [I wandered to the village] ; B [The boys were playing some old game] -- My little German home across the sea. A [How I love to think about the days] ; B [Many times a day has my thought flied away] -- Swinging in the lane. [I often think of childhood days] -- School days of long ago. [Still sits the schoolhouse by the road] -- The alphabet song. A [Mother, may I go out to swim?] ; B [ABCDEFG] ; C [ABC, DEF] ; D [ABCDEFG] ; E [B-A Bay, B-E, be] ; F [H-A hay, H-E he] -- A is for apple. A [A is for apple] ; B [X-Y Izzard] ; C [A stands for apple pie] ; D [A is the green apple with bites all around] -- The books of the Bible. [In Genesis the word was made] -- The counties of Arkansas. [There's Benton, Carroll, Marion, Boone in a line] -- The presidents. [George Washington, first president] -- States and capitals. A [Maine, the cap'tal is Augusty] ; B [The state of Maine, Augusta] -- Good morning, merry sunshine. [Good morning, merry sunshine] -- The sweet little birdie. A [There came to my window one morning in Spring] ; B [There come to my window] -- Timbrook. [Timbrook has done gone and throwed the rider] -- The ponsaw train. [Good evenin', fair maiden] -- We're all nodding. [We're all noddin']
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