Madam, I Have a Very Fine Cow, Lyric Variant 02, Copy
 


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Title

Madam, I Have a Very Fine Cow, Lyric Variant 02, Copy

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated.

Subject

Folk songs -- United States Courtship -- Songs and music Marriage proposals -- Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

9/24/2008

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Madam, I Have a Very Nice Cow

Madam, I have a very fine cow,
She wears a crumply horn,
And you may have her at your command,
To milk her night and morn, morn,
To milk her night and morn.

Sir, I know you’ve a very nice cow,
She wears a crumply horn,
And yonder stands a very fine crib,
But in it there is no corn, corn.
But in it there is no corn.

Madam, I have a very fine horse
He paces like a lion,
And you may have him at your command
The day that you’ll be mine, mine,
The day that you’ll be mine.

Sir, I know you’ve a very fine horse
He paces like a lion,
They say his master will get drunk, drunk,
And I’m ‘fraid his horse will learn, learn,
I’m ‘fraid his horse will learn.

Madam, I have a very fine field,
Sixty acres wide,
And you can have it at your command
The day you’ll be my bride, bride,
The day you’ll be my bride.

Sir, I know your very fine field
Pasture at the foot,
When I get you I’ll turn you out
With other hogs to root, root,
With other hogs to root.

Madam, I know you are a scornful Miss,
And very hard to please,
When you get old
And chilled with cold
I hope and pray you’ll freeze, freeze,
I hope and pray you’ll freeze.

Sir, I know I’m a scornful Miss,
And very hard to please
When I get old and chilled with cold,
It won’t be you that’ll keep me warm, warm,
It won’t be you that’ll keep me warm.

Classification Title

Madam, I Have a Very Fine Cow, Lyric Variant 02, Copy

Document Title

Madam, I Have a Very Fine Cow

Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 280 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-08

File name

113_MadamIHaveAVeryFineCow_Lyric_02_copy_ocr

Transcription Date

2008-09-22

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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