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Redio, Tedio (he) I want you to make me a cambric shirt Fum-a-lum-a-link, sup-a-loo-my-nee With neither seam nor needlework Redio, tedio, toddle-bod-bedio Fum-a-lum-a-link, sup-a-loo-my-nee (she) I want you to buy me an acre of land Between salt water and the sea-sand. Plow it o'er with an old buck's horn Plant it o'er with one peppercorn. Reap it down with a peacock's feather Bind it up with the sting of an adder. Thrash it out with a mouse's tail Cart it in on the back of a snail. When you have completed your work Come to me, you shall have your shirt. Child #2 From Singing Tradition of Child's Popular Ballads, Bronson (3) Collected from <rs. Sisie Carr Young, ME 1929, learned from Sybil Emery in 1882 RG
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