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Thread #10506   Message #546042
Posted By: GUEST
10-Sep-01 - 04:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: If I Had a Ribbon Bow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If I Had a Ribbon Bow
I was looking for "Ribbon Bow" and came across this old thread. I heard Carolyn Hester's version back in 1961, and I could have sworn she sang:

If I had a ribbon bow to tie my hair
If I had a fancy sash, my own true love would think me fair
Then he'd go to Frankfort, a-lawin' on the rise;
He'd bring me back with his own hands a very pretty prize

If I had (a pair of shoes?) so fair and smart,
Ne'er a lad in all these parts would know my heart.
My red heels would go flashin' where e'er my fancy should (shewed?),
My love would see and wish that he had taken me when he could.

If I had a ribbon bow to tie my hair
If I had a fancy sash so fair.
If I had a ribbon bow .....