Miss Lisa Jane, Lyric Variant 02
 


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“Miss Lisa Jane, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed February 7, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31719.


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Title

Miss Lisa Jane, Lyric Variant 02

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Courtship--Songs and music
Kissing--Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Miss Liza Jane.

I went upon the mountain.
Gave my horn a blow
Heard Miss Liza callin’
“Yonder comes my beau.”

Chorus:
Oh! Miss Liza, poor gal’.
Oh! Miss Liza Jane !
Oh! Miss Liza, poor gal
Ridin’ on a train.

I asked my gal to marry me
She said, “Aint you ashamed?”
Stuck my head through the crack of the fence
And kissed my Liza Jane.

I went up on the mountain
To cut some sugar cane
Every stalk I cut down
Taste like Liza Jane.

I’ve traveled on a steam boat
I’ve traveled on a train
But when I get married, I’ll marry Liza Jane.


I went to see Miss Liza Jane
I had to go a sneakin’
I started to kiss her in the mouth
And her doggone nose was leakin’.

File name

113_MissLisaJane_Lyric_02

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