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Black Jack Davey O Black Jack Davy came riding by A whistling so merrily He made the woods all around him ring And he charmed the heart of a lady (2x) O come with me my pretty little one O come with me my honey I swear by the beard upon my chin That you'll never want for money Pull off, pull off your high heeled shoes All made of Spanish leather Put on, put on your low heeled boots And we'll ride off together She pulled off her high heeled shoes all made of Spanish leather She jumped behind him on his horse And they rode off together That night her husband he came home A looking for his lady Her maid she spoke before she thought Said she's gone with Black Jack Davy O saddle me up my coal black steed My white one's not so speedy I rode all day and I'll ride all night And I'll bring home my lady He rode all night till broad day light He came to a rive raging And there he spied his darling bride In the arms of Black Jack Davy Pull off, pull off your long black gloves All made of Spanish leather And jump behind me on my horse And we'll ride home together She pulled off her long black gloves All made of Spanish leather She gave to him her lily white hand and said good-by for ever Would you forsake your house and home; Would you forsake our baby Would you forsake your wedded love And go with Black Jack Davy Last night I slept in a warm feather bed Beside my husband and baby Tonight I'll sleep on the cold, cold ground In the arms of Black Jack Davy. (from the singing of Putnam String County Band) sung by Putnam County String Band Child #200 See also files starting with GYP SOF
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