The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

O Miss, I Have a Very Fine Farm

Cat. #0360 (MFH #473) - As sung by Mrs. Lizzie Maguire, Fayettville, Arkansas on June 23, 1959

VERSE 1
O Miss, I have a very fine farm
Jest sixty acres square
And hit will be at your command
If you will only dwell there
If you will only dwell there

VERSE 2
O Sir, I know your very fine farm
An' also very fine fruit
But you come in and I'll go out
You know a hog will root
You know a hog will root

VERSE 3
O Miss, I have a very fine house
And also very fine yard
An' it will be at your command
If you will only dwell there
If you will only dwell there

VERSE 4
O Sir, I know your very fine house
And also very fine yard
But who will stay with me at night
When you are throwing cards
When you are throwing cards

VERSE 5
O Miss, thats somethin' I never did do
And do not think it's right
And if you will only be my bride
I'll not throw cards at night
I'll not throw cards at night

VERSE 6
O Sir, I know what all this for
It's jest to pull me in
And do you think I'm foolish enough
To marry a barrel of gin
To marry a barrel of gin

VERSE 7
O Miss, I know your very young
And very hard to please
But when your out a shiverin' in th cold
I hope to God you'll freeze
I hope to God you'll freeze

VERSE 8
O Sir, I know I'm very young
And very hard to please
But when I'm out a shiverin' in th cold
I won't have no drunkard to please
I won't have no drunkard to please

VERSE 9
O Miss, I have a very nice mule
That pulls a bucket, so well
I'll drink my liquor and throw my cards
And you can go to hell
An' you can go to hell

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