Mrs. J. W. Smith
Shulls Mill, N. C.
1. My parents oft told me what
fine things they'ed give me if I'll
be a good boy and stay at my home.
I took another notion of a higher
promotion. I would travel other
parts of the County Tyrone.
2. So one long summer season
I stuck down to my weaving
and courted a damsel for a wife
of my own. But she would not
come xtox near me for she could not
endure me. Said I was married
in the County Tyrone.
3. As for my character you need not
to mind it for I am not married
or promised to none. She swore
by her conscious she would run
risk all chance and go on with me
to the County Tyrone. Along we
was sailing my true love was wailing.
4. I give her a accordion that I brought
from home. But as soon as she take
it she said pray don’t xwaistx waste
it. We will need it all when we get
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