Collected By: Deanna Moore
Transcribed By: Doug Haynie
Arkansas Folklore Class
Sung By: R.K. Moore Benton, Arkansas November 26, 1960
Reel 381; Item 6
"Who you speck?"
"Who you speck I speck, where you been?"
"I been visiting friends."
"Well a friend in need is a friend indeed, ain't you coming in?"
"No, I ain't looking for no trouble."
"Ah, Henry, I'se willing to bury the hatchet."
"You'd have to bury more than that hatchet before I come in
"That rolling pin, that flat iron, that carving knife, and that wash board."
"Well, here they go. Now satisfied, I hope"?
"Yea, I hope you forget yourself and throw your money at me. Hey, what chew doing?"
I'se picking the broom up off the floor, you know it's bad luck to step over a broom."
"Yea, fore you make a clean sweep I'm going to go."
"Ah, Henry, don't go, I'll make a solumn promise."
Henry, I've been weeping and a feeling powerful blue,
Every since the night I chunked the frying pan at you.
Now you man constan
You can find the key behind the kitchen door.
Come back to me honey, I won't be so mean no mo.
Henry, my Henry.
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