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Thread #34525   Message #1905959
Posted By: Goose Gander
10-Dec-06 - 11:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Subject: Lyr Add: PRETTY LITTLE PINK (from Bradley Kincaid)
Floating verses galore in this version from Bradley Kincaid . . . .

PRETTY LITTLE PINK

Lor, Lor, my pretty little Pink
Lor, Lor, I say
Lor, Lor, my pretty little Pink
I'm going to stay away

Cheeks as red as a red, red rose
Her eyes as a diamond brown
I'm going to see my pretty little miss
Before the sun goes down

Fly around my pretty little miss
Fly around my daisy
Fly around my pretty little miss
You almost drive me crazy

I reckon you think my pretty little miss
That I can't live without you
But I'll let you know before I go
That I care very little about you

It's rings upon my true love's hands
Shines so bright like gold
Gonna see my pretty little miss
Before it rains or snows

When I was up in the field of work
I sat down and cried
Studying about my blue eyed girl
Thought to my God I'd die

Fly around me pretty little miss
Fly around my dandy
Fly around my pretty little miss
I don't want none of your candy

Every time I go that road
It looks so dark and cloudy
Every time I see that girl
I always tell her howdy

Coffee grows on white oak trees
The river flows with brandy
Rocks on the hills all covered with gold
And the girls all sweeter than candy

Fly around my pretty little miss
Fly around my daisy
Fly around me pretty little miss
You almost drive me crazy

I'll put my knapsack on my back
My rifle on my shoulder
I'll march away to Spartanburg
And there I'll be a soldier

Charlie is a nice young man
Charley is a dandy
Every time he goes to town
He buys the ladies candy

I don't want none of your weazely wheat
I don't wnat none of your barley
Want some flour in half an hour
To bake a cake for Charlie

Every time I go that road
It looks so dark and hazy
Every time I see that girl
She almost drives me crazy

I asked that girl to marry me
And what did she say?
She said that she would marry me
Before the break of day

Source: Bradley Kincaid, Favorite Old-Time Songs and Mountain Ballads Book 2, 1929, p. 16-17.