The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Two Little Wandering Orphants

Cat. #0229 (MFH #540) - As sung by Mr. T. R. Hammond, Osceola, Missouri on September 17, 1958

VERSE 1
Two little wandering orphants, one day
Down by th lone riverside
Ventured at last to th boatman and pled
Row us over th tide
Row us over th tide
Row us over th tide
Papa and Mamma have gone on before
Row us over th tide

VERSE 2
Jesus so full of compassion and love
Answered th little ones cries
Took them to heaven to sorrow no more
He rowed them over th tide

VERSE 3
Two little faces no more we shall see
Sweetly they sleep side by side
Jesus so full of compassion and love
He rowed them over th tide
He rowed them over th tide
He rowed them over th tide
Took them to heaven with loved ones to dwell
He rowed them over th tide

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