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Little Willie

When I was in my sixteenth 7b year
Little 1 Willie 5 courted 1 me
He said if I'd run away with 7b him
His 1 dear 5 wife I would 1 be

We was so far away from home
When little Willie said to me
Go home, go home, my dear little girl
My wife you'll never be

My mama was so kind to me
And I know she loved me dear
You've brung me far away from home
How can you leave me here

Nature, nature, my dear little girl
Oh it's nature for to be
My mind is to ramble round
And I bid this wide world adieu

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.