Shout, A (Hod' Me, Sister Betsy)

DESCRIPTION: A "shout," spoken rather than sung: "Hol' me, sister Betsy, hol' me (x2), Hol' mah reticule, hol' mah shawl, But pray don't techa [touch] waterfall. Three miles to walk, three cows to milk. Hol' me, sister Betsy, hol' me."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: recitation animal hair
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 91, "A Shout" (1 text, 1 tune included to imply vocal inflection)
Roud #16314
File: Arn091

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