Collected by Max Hunter (H-14)
For Mary C. Parler
Sung by C. W. Ingenthron
Walnut Shade, Missouri
November 19, 1958
Reel 260 , Item 1
As I went out walking for pleasure one day,
In sweet recreation, to while time away,
As I was amusing myself by the sea,
It's who could come a-nigh me but a little Mohee.
She come sit down beside me and, taking my hand,
Says, I see you're a stranger and in a strange land;
But if you will follow, you're welcome to come
And dwell in the cottage that I call my home.
The sun was fast sinking, far o'er the blue sea;
Alone did I wander with my pretty Mohee.
Together we wandered, together did go
Till we came to the cottage in the coconut grove.
Then this kind expression she made unto met
If you will consent, sir, to stay here with me
And go no more roving upon the salt sea,
I'll teach you the language of the lass of Mohee.
Oh, no, my dear maiden, that never could be;
For I have my own true love in my own count-er-rie.
And I'll not forsake her, for I know she loves me;
And her heart's as true as the island Mohee.
Twas early one morning, one morning in May,
That to this fair maiden those words I did say:
I'm a-going to leave you, so fare you well, dear;
My ship sails are spreading, and home I must steer.
The last time I saw her she stood on the strand;
And as my boat passed her, she waved me her hand,
Saying, when you have landed with the girl that you l ove,
Will you think of Mohee in the coconut grove?
And then when I landed on my own native shore,
My friends and relation around me once more,
I gazed all about me; not one could I see
That's fit to compare with the island Mohee.
And the girl that I trusted proved untrue to me,
So I'll turn my course backward far o'er the deep sea.
I'll turn my course backward, from this land I'll flee;
I'll go spend my days with my pretty Mohee.
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