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Thread #72121 Message #3568581
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
20-Oct-13 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins/ADD: Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight
Subject: RE: Origins/ADD: Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight
Another variant, a fragment.
Lyr. Add: MEET ME TONIGHT
For if I had of listened to mamma,
An' listened to what mamma said,
I would not have been in this here prison,
But slept in my own little bed.
I once had a sister an' brother,
I once had a gal to go see,
I once had a father an' mother
In that little cottage by the sea.
If I had the wings of a sparrow,
Far away from this prison I'd fly,
I'd fly to the arms of my true love,
An' there I would lay down and die.
Mrs. Dale Stouts, Missouri, 1931.
Vance Randolph, Ozark Folksongs, vol. 4, C, p. 227.