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Wake, O Wake, You Drowsy Sleeper Wake, o wake, you drowsy sleeper Wake, o wake, it is almost day, How can you sleep, you cruel creature Since you have stolen my heart away. "Oh, hush, hush, hush, don't you wake my mother No songs of love will she let me hear If you sing songs, go court some other And whisper lowly in my ear." "My father he lies in the next room simple, A-takin of his natural rest, And in his hand he holds a weapon He swears he will kill the one I love best." "Come go with me, you will stop my pining, And sit you down by the side of me And lay your loving rms around me And say you'll love no one but me." "I'll go with you in some lonesome valley And I will spend my days with you, Though my meat may be pretty berries And the water I drink be the morning dew." "A pretty flower was made to bloom, love, Pretty stars were made to shine, And pretty girls was made for boys, love, And maybe you was made for mine." From Traditional American Folk Songs, Warner and Warner Collected from Rebecca King Jones, NC 1939 DT #327 Laws M4 RG
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