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Babes in the Wood 2 Oh, don't you remember, a long time ago When two little babes, their names I don't know, Were stolen away one bright summer day And lost in the woods, I've heard people say. And when it was night, oh, sad was their plight The moon had gone down, the stars gave no light; They sobbed and they sighed, and bitterly cried Then the poor little babes, they lay down and died. And when they were dead the robins so red Brought strawberry leaves and over them spread And sang them a song, the whole summer long Poor babes in the wood, who never did wrong. Note: An earlier version was printed in Percy's Reliques; Percy attributed it to Rob. Tarrington, 1601 RG From Ozark Folksongs, Randolph Collected from Marie Wilbur, Pineville MO 1929 DT #542 Laws Q34 RG
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