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Posted By: GUEST,Q
10-Feb-03 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: Help: houlihan? - Old Paint
Subject: Lyr Add: OH LILY, DEAR LILY and MY FOOT IS IN...
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OH LILY, DEAR LILY
(fragments- anyone have a complete song?)

A. My foot is in the stirrup, my bridle's in my hand,
I'll go court another, an' marry if I can.
Oh Lily, oh Lily, my Lily fare you well,
I'll sorrow to leave you, for I love you so well.

B. One foot in the stirrup, My rein in my hand,
So fare you well, Molly, My donky won't stand.

So fare you well Molly, I'll bid you adieu,
I'm ruined forever By the lovin' of you.

Tune shown (may also be sung to Old Paint or Jack O' Diamonds).
Vance Randolph, "Ozark Folksongs," No. 731, p. 205 vol. 4.

MY FOOT IS IN THE STIRRUP

My foot is in the stirrup,
My prick is in my pants,
I'll go hunt a new cunt,
And take another chance.

Oh Molly, oh Molly,
You better let me pass,
I'm glad for to leave you,
And you can kiss my ass.

My money's in my pocket,
My pistol's in my hand,
I'm going to do my plowing
In some cleaner, greener land.

Oh Molly, oh Molly,
You better let me pass,
I am through with the likes of you,
And you can kiss my ass.

Sung by H. C., Harrison, AK, 1950, but he said it dated back to 1898.
Vance Randolph, 1992, "Roll Me in Your Arms," "'Unprintable' Ozark Folksongs and Folklore,' Vol. 1, Folksongs and Music, p. 275, with music, Univ. Arkansas Press.