Collected by Helen McAllister
Sung by Mr. Frank Poole Fayetteville, Arkansas August 4, 1959
and Sue Holley For Mary Celestia Parler Transcribed by Helen McAllister
and Sue Holley
Reel 290, Item 6
My Parents Raised Me Tenderly
My parents raised me tenderly For they had no child but me My mind being bent on rambling At home I couldn't agree And I became a rover But it grieved my heart you know To leave my kind old parents To never see no more.
I then set out for Mexico Strange faces for to see And handsome Jenny Walker Who fell in love with me She was pretty and she was handsome She was loving and she was kind But the girl I left behind me Was the object of my mind.
Well I saddled my horse one morning Rode down on Georgie Square The mail coach ariven The postman was there He handed me a letter Which give me to understand That the girl I left behind me Had married another man.
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