Coll. by Max Hunter Mrs. Maxine Hite
Dubbed by M.C. Parler Prairie Grove, Ark
Nov. 1959 Reel 347, Item 9
(I have already recorded this song. It may he found on on Reel , but here Mrs. Hite has more at the beginning of the song, so I'll transcribe it again. MCP)
Where're you going,my little lad?
Said the nightman as he rode.
I am going to my school,
Said the boy and still he stood,
Said the boy and still he stood.
(In all subsequebt verses, lines 2, 4, qnd 5 are as in stanza 1.)
What is it that you have there?
'Tis my dinner and my books.
Whose fine cattle are those behind/
'Tis my father's cattle and mine.
Which of them do you call yours?
Those that wear their tails behind.
Whose fine castle is that behind?
'Tis my father's castle and mine.
I wish it were in a flame of fire.
Yes, and you in the middle|of it.
Whose fine river is that behind?
'Tis my father's river and mine.
I wish you were in the middle of it.
Yes, and a good boat under me.
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