Farmers Daughter

Cat. #0362 (MFH #187) - As sung by Harrison Burnett, Fayettville, Arkansas on June 15, 1959

VERSE 1
One morning, one morning, one morning in May
I heard a fair damsel so sweetli did say
Setting under a cow, a milking
Thank God, I'll get married a Sunday

VERSE 2
Up stepped an ole man and to her did say,
Where is your wedding and where might it be,
Away down yunder, a green willow tree
Fourteen years old, a Sunday

VERSE 3
Fourteen years old is to young to get married
A maiden at your age is apt to get sorry
Seven long years, you yet have to tarry
Put off your wedding a Sunday

VERSE 4
Ole man, ole man, your talking a skill
Seven long years to serve against will
And my mind I intend to fulfill
And I wish tomorrow was Sunday

VERSE 5
Yesterday I walked down in town
With a bunch of blue ribbons and a new sundown
To invite those ladies, down in town
Up to my wedding a Sunday

VERSE 6
My bonnet, my shawl, lies on th shelf
My sweetheart will be here before I get dressed
With a bunch a blue ribbons to tie 'round my waist
To fix me up neat again Sunday

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