The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

O Miss, I Have A Very Fine Farm

Cat. #0523 (MFH #473) - As sung by Joan O'Bryant and Max Hunter, University of Arkansas on July 5, 1960

VERSE 1
O, Miss I have a very fine farm
Just sixty acres square
An' it 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
If you go in, then 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
An 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
An' also very fine yard
But who will stay with me at night
When you are throwin' cards
When you are throwin' cards

VERSE 5
O Miss, that's someth'n I never did do
An' do not think it's right
But 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 this is for
It's only t' pull me in
An' 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
An' very hard to please
But when your out a shiver'n 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
An' very hard to please
But when I'm out a shiver'n 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 fine mule
That pulls a bucket, so well
I'll drink my liquor an' throw my cards
An' you can go t' hell
An' you can go t' hell

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