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East Virginia Girls Come all ye East Virginia gals and listen to my noise Don't go courtin' those West Virginia boys If you do, your ration will be Corn bread and 'lasses and sassafrass tea, Corn bread and 'lasses and sassafrass tea. When they go a-courtin', they take along a chair First thing you hear is "Pappy shot a bear" Next thing you hear, when you set down, "Honey can you bake your johnny-cake brown "(2x) When you go to meetin' I'll tell you what you'll wear Old cotton dress, all shiny and bare Old poke bonnet with the strings hangin' down Old pair o' cotton socks you wear the year round (2x) RG
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