Collected by: Douglas Haynie Sung by: Mrs. Ora Scott
for Miss M.C, Parler Benton, Arkansas
April 3, 1961
Reel 383, Item 6
POOR BABES IN THE WOODS
My dear do you know That a long time ago Two poor little children Whose names I don't know Were stolen away On a summer's day And left in the woods As people say.
And when it was night How sad was their plight The sun went down The moon gave no light They cried and they cried To get out they tried And poor little things They lay died.
And when they were dead The robin so red Brought pretty green leaves And over them spread And all the day long They sang their song Poor babes in the woods Poor babes in the woods.
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