Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

I Love Little Willie

Cat. #0532 (MFH #376) - As sung by Rachel Were, Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 5, 1960

VERSE 1
I love little Willie, I do Ma-ma
I love little Willie, I do ha-ha
I love little Willie, but don't ya tell Pa
Cause how can I help it, how can I Ma-ma

VERSE 2
Last night he kissed me, he did Ma-ma
Last night he kissed me, he did ha-ha
Last night he kissed me, but don't ya tell Pa
Cause how can I help it, now can I Ma-ma

VERSE 3
He said, he would marry, he did Ma-ma
He said, he would marry, he did ha-ha
He said, he would marry, but don't ya tell Pa
Cause how can I help it, how can I Ma-ma

VERSE 4
O, now we are married, we are Ma-ma
O, now we are married, we are ha-ha
O, now we are married, an' you can tell Pa
Cause how can he help it, how can he Ma-ma

I don't know the first name of the youngster that sang this song but they were one of the Were's who are Lula Davis's grandchildren.

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