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Mother, Mother, may I go
Down to the corner to meet my beau?
No, my daughter you can't go
Down to the corner to meet your beau.

Father, Father, may I go
Down to the corner to meet my beau?
Yes, my daughter you can go
Down to the corner to meet your beau.

Tell your mother to hold her tongue.
She had a beau when she was young.

Submitter comment: This is a tune for the piano that was taught to my mother by
her mother when she was ten years old.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Family relations

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 00-00-1927

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