The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Wash My Face in the Morning Dew

Cat. #1144 (MFH #795) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on July 15, 1970

VERSE 1
Th first town that I was in
Th county was hangin' a man
No one came, care, if he lived or died
I jest don't understand

CHORUS:
So, wash my face in th mornin' dew
Bathe my soul in th sun
I wash my face in th mornin' dew
Jest kept movin' along

VERSE 2
Th second strange town that I was in
The was laughin' at a poor crippled man
Beggin' for nickles an' dimes on th street
I just don't understand

VERSE 3
Third strange town that I was in
People was quiet at night
They rich got richer an' th poor got poor'r
To me it jest ain't right