Black Jack Davey

Cat. #0136 (MFH #39) - As sung by Mr. Wise Jones, Fayettville, Arkansas on June 21, 1958

VERSE 1
Black Jack Davey came a ridin thru the woods
Singing his song so gay-ly
Sang so loud he made the wildwood rings
He charmed th heart of lady
He charmed th heart of lady

VERSE 2
Well, he said, pretty miss will you marry me
Will you be my bab-y
Swear by th sword that hangs by my side
You'll never want for money
You'll never want for money

VERSE 3
Well, the old man came home late that night
Inquirin of his lady
Set up and spoke before he thought
Shes gone with Black Jack Davey
Shes gone with Black Jack Davey

VERSE 4
Then go saddle me up my milk white horse
Saddle him slow and eas-y
I'll ride alnight to th broad daylight
And overtake my lady
Overtake my lady

VERSE 5
Well, he rode alnight to th broad daylight
Till he reached th water
There he looked upon the other side
And there he spied his darlin
There he spied his darlin

VERSE 6
O, will you forsake your house an home
Will you forsake your bab-y
Will you forsake th one you love
To go with Black Jack Davey
To go with Black Jack Davey

VERSE 7
O, yes I'll forsake my house and home
Yes I'll forsake my bab-y
Yes I'll forsake th one I love
To go with Black Jack Davey
To go with Black Jack Davey

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