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Thread #54759   Message #849769
Posted By: MMario
18-Dec-02 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (3)
ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (3)
(from the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' - p 34)

Way down South where I was born
[Roll the cotton down:]
I worked in the cotton and the corn,
[Oh, roll the cotton down.]

When i was young and in my prime,
I thought I'd go and join the Line,

And for a sailor caught a shine,
I joined on a ship of the Swallowtail Line.

(no tune specified)