Collected by Merlin Mitchell Reel 34
Transcribed by Kyle Perrin Item 5
Mrs. Betty Minnick
April 15, 1950
Mitch..Now we've come to the home of Mrs. Betty Minnick who is Fred
High's younger sister and she knows a few songs.
One morning, one morning in the month of May,
Cold drops of rain fell just as it happened,
There's a chance for my true love to meet.
Good morning, good morning, you pretty fair lady,
Good morning, good morning, don't you fancy me?
No, my fancy is on a brave young soldier who has lately crossed the sea.
Oh, do describe him, do describe him, oh, do describe him unto me,
Maybe perhaps I can tell you of your lover for I've lately crossed the sea.
He asked her in every feature, he did loom not very tall,
His hair is black and he wore it curly, oh, them perty blue eyes was it all.
Oh, yes, oh, yes, oh, yes, I knew him and his name was William Hall,
I saw a French cannonball fly through him, oh, the death that your lover
Loud screams, loud screams, loud lamentations, a-crying, oh, what shall I do,
Now, we're parted, broken hearted, oh, Good Lord, what shall I do?
Cheer up, cheer you up, you pretty fair lady,
Cheer up, cheer you up, cheer you up, said he,
To convince you of a story, here's the ring that you gave me.
They did join their hands together, to the church they quick did go,
And there was a couple married together where the parents were willing or no.
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