Coll. by Max Hunter Dubbed by M.C. Parler
Mrs. Allie Long Parker Pleasant Valley, Ark. June 3, 1959
Reel 345, Item 9
The Reckless Rambling Boy
I am a reckless rambling boy,
To many and many I bid farewell,
To Columbus city I bore my way,
To spend my money at the balls and play.
On the way I married me a wife,
I lover her dearer than I loved my life,
To dress her in her silk so gay,
She caused me to rob on the roadside way.
I robbed them on St. James's Square,
I robbed them all, and I'll declare,
I robbed them of ten thousand pounds,
One night while I was a-rambling around.
Two well-loaded guns were there my way Two pretty bright swords and a pistol too,
And a neat young Lady for to wear the bow Of her pink silk ribbons and her silver and gold
I bought me qa ticket for Janesville town,
I got on and I sat down,
Oh the wheels did roll, and the whistle did blow In about five days I landed home.
Now I'm caught, condemned to die,
And a many and a many a pretty girl will cry,
But the tears of grief won't set me free,
Nor save me from the gallows tree.
My mother says she's left alone,
My sister says she'll weep and mourn,
My true love sits in a deep despair,
With her diamond rings and her curly hair.
Oh when I'm dead, go sing me a song,
Oh when I'm dead, go sing for home (?),
Oh when I'm dead, go sing for joy,
For this is the last of the ramblin' boy.
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