Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

A Pretty Fair Maid

Cat. #0199 (MFH #503) - As sung by Mrs. Allie Long Parker, Eureka Springs, Arkansas on September 2, 1958

VERSE 1
I made my way up to th door A pretty fair maid came over th floor
And I asked her, open th door

VERSE 2
It rained, it hailed, it snowed, it blowed
And I got wet thru all of my clothes
An' I begged her to open th door

VERSE 3
O, no sir, kind sir, that never can be
There's no one in this house but me
And I bid you begone from my door

VERSE 4
I turned myself around to go
And pretty compassion on me she did show
And she called me back again

VERSE 5
We spent th night in sweet content
And right to church next day we went
And I made her my lawful bride

VERSE 6
Come all you young men whereever you be
Kiss ever pretty girl you chance to see
And they'll call you back again