O, Poor Me

Cat. #0287 (MFH #470) - As sung by Mrs. Pearl Brewer, Pochahantas, Arkansas on November 12, 1958

VERSE 1
Madam, I have come a courting
O, and it's O poor me
Madam, I have come a courting
O, and it's O poor me
If courting is your desire
You can set and court th fire
O, yanktem-diddle-li-day

VERSE 2
Madam, I have kitchen and waiters
O, and it's O poor me
Madam, I have kitchen an' waiters
O, and it's O poor me
Well, what'a you want with kitchen and waiter
And all I like is chicken and taters
O, yanktem-diddle-li-day

VERSE 3
Madam, I have ring an' money
O, and it's O poor me
Madam, I have ring an' money
O, and it's O poor me
Well, what'a you want with ring and money
When all I wants, a man to call me honey
O, yanktem-diddle-li-day

VERSE 4
She called them dogs and set them on me
O, and it's O poor me
She called them dogs and set them on me
O, and it's O poor me
Run, run, run a little faster
If they catch you, how they'll shake you
O, yanktem-diddle-li-day

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