Coll. by M.C. Parler Hr. Wm Eden
Monte Ne, Ark.
January 20, 1960
Reel 344, Item 4
Oh, my name is William Brown, and it's ail for bad renown And my match in this country is hard to be found,
And my match in this country is hard to be found.
Oh, pilf'ring and stealing, I know it very well,
But nothing but a good horse it suits me very well,
But nothing else but good horses suits me very well.
I went to old Kentucky and I passed for a beau,
And a-courting black-eyed Susan straightway I did go, (Repeat)
And a-courting pretty Susan I tuck a great delight,
Till I stole another horse from one John William White.
They follered me, they pressed me, they overtaken me,
And they carried me back to the penetentiery,
They opened up the big door they welcomed me in,
And they shaved my head over instead of my chin,
They worked me so hard and they fed me on poor beef,
That I prayed to my own God that I'd never been a thief, (Repeat)
I served my time out and I returned heme again,
And I felt just like a wolf had been caught in a pen. (Repeat)
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