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Thread #34525   Message #1916462
Posted By: Goose Gander
22-Dec-06 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
This text comes from a manuscript that came out of an estate sale in southern Illinois. Based upon the songs, I'd say it dates to the mid-1930s.


Oh fly around my pretty little pink
Fly around my daisy
Fly around my pretty little pink
You almost drive me crazy.

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

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.

Every time I go that road
It looks so dark and cloudy
Every time I see that girl
I always tell her 'How Dye'.

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.

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

Now looking at 100 WLS Barn Dance Favorites (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1935), it seems that this text is identical to that printed on p. 59, "introduced by Bradley Kincaid," though - interestingly (to me, anyway) - it is rather different than the text printed in Kincaid's Favorite Old-Time Songs and Mountain Ballads Book 2, (1929).