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Doffin' Mistress Oh do you know her or do you not This new doffin' mistress we have got Oh, Bertha Wallace it is her name And she helps her doffers at every frame Fol de ri fol ra Fol de ri fol ray On Monday morning when she comes in She hangs up her coat on the highest pin Turns around just to greet her friends Crying, "Hi there, doffers, tie up your ends" Sometimes the boss he look in the door "Tie up your ends, doffers," he will roar "Tie our ends we surely do, But for Bertha Wallace and not for you" Oh, Bertha Wallace are you going away? Will it be tomorrow, will it be today Are you going for to break our hearts For there's no one here for to take our parts Oh do you know her or do you not This new doffin' mistress we have got Bertha Wallace it is her name And she helps her doffers at every frame recorded by Frankie Armstrong on The Music Plays So Grand also sung by Norman Kennedy SOF
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