Collected by Merlin Mitchell
Transcribed by Mary C. Parler
Mrs. Opal Donahue
December 10, 1950
Reel 86, Item 3
Babes in the Woods
Oh don't you remember, a long time ago,
"When two little babes, whose names I don't know,
They wandered away, one bright summer day,
And were lost in the woods, so I've heard people say.
And when it was night, so sad was their plight,
The moon had gone, and the stars gave no light;
So they sobbed and they sighed and they bitterly cried,
they lay down and died.
And when they were dead, the robin so red
Brought strawberry leaves and over them spread;
And sang sweet songs the whole day long;
(This last line is unintelligible.)
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