The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Dear Little Girl Go Ask Your Pa

Cat. #0889 (MFH #167) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 29, 1969

VERSE 1
Dear little girl, go ask your Papy
May I be his son-in-law
If he says yes, come back an' tell me
If he says no, we'll run away

VERSE 2
Papa said, he was not willing
Mother said, it'll never do
For me to leave my homes an' friends
Run away with a one like you

VERSE 3
Dear little girl, don't boast on beauty
For beauty is a fad'in fast
Like a rose in mamma's garden
Fade away in th month of May