Mamma May I Go

Cat. #1379 (MFH #942) - As sung by Reba Dearmore, Gaithersberg, Maryland on December 31, 1971

VERSE 1
Mamma, Mamma may I go
Down to th corner to meet my beau
No my child, you can't go
Down to th corner to meet your beau
Mamma, Mamma may I go
Down to th corner to meet my beau
No my child, you can't go
Down to th corner to meet your beau

VERSE 2
Papa, Papa may I go
Down to th corner to meet my beau
No my child, you can't go
Down to th corner to meet your beau
Papa, Papa may I go
Down to th corner to meet my beau
No my child, you can't go
Down to th corner to meet your beau

VERSE 3
Grandma, Grandma may I go
Down to the corner to meet my beau
Yes, my child you can go
Down to the corner to meet your beau
Tell you Mamma to hold her tongue
She had a beau when she was young
Tell your Daddy to do th same
He married her and changed her name

VERSE 4
I went down to Grandpa's farm
An' th billy goat chased me around th barn
Chased me up a sycamore tree
N' this is what he said to me
I love coffee, you love tea
I love you an' you love me
Tell your Mamma to hold her tongue
She had a beau when she was young
Tell your Daddy to do th same
He married her an' changed her name