Falling Leaves

Cat. #0460 (MFH #191) - As sung by Mr. Fred Smith, Bentonville, Arkansas on January 20, 1960

The autumn leaves were falling
But th snow was soon t' come
I was walkin' down toward road
I spied a little fella standin' all alone
Catchin' leaves as they come tumblin' down

Th leaves they must'n fall
O no, they must'n fall
I'm tiein' th leaves so they will stay
I've lost my Mom an' Dad
Sister all I had
Don't let th fallin' leaves take her away

My little sister's seven
She's sweet as she can be
An' as pretty as th picture on th wall
Th doctor came this summer
An' said, that she would die
When th autumn leaves begin to fall

So, won't you help me mister
Please help me tie th leaves
We'll tie them to th branches, good an' strong
An' if we tie them tightly
My sister will not die
An' we'll show th doctorman, that he was wrong