The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Over the River to Feed Them Sheep

Cat. #0861 (MFH #487) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 27, 1969

VERSE 1
Over th river t' feed them sheep, sheep
Over th river, Dover
Four an' twenty Irish girls
Danc'in in a shovel

VERSE 2
I an' you will skip together
In th morning early
Heart in hand, I'll give to you
It is true, I love you dearly

VERSE 3
Charley, he's a nice young man
Charley, he's a dandy
Charley, he's th very one
That buys th babies candy

VERSE 4
Over th river t' feed them sheep
Over th river, Barley
Over th river t' feed them sheep
Gather up th barley

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