Collected by M. C. Parler
Robert Wilcox Bald Knob, Ark. August 5. 1966
Reel 412, Item 4
(The Waggoner's Lad)
Farewell to the white house And the . . . . bloom Farewell, pretty Molly,
I'm hast'ning from you.
It rained and it hailed And the moon gave no light,
My horses cannot travel Those dark roads tonight.
Go put up your horses and feed them on hau,
Come sit here beside me As long as you stay.
My horses are not hungry,
They won't eat your old hay.
I'll march on to Georgie And feed on the way.
When I get to Georgie
I will write you my mind
My mind is to marry
And leave you behind.
To say that I love you That is all very true,
But to say that I will marry you,
That would never do.
For your parents are not willing,
Nor I'm not the same.
If I'm on your love book,
Please blot out my name.
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