Sung by: Mrs. Nettie Huddleston Barnes

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Black Jack Davy coming around the bend
And whispering low to Mary,
"Will you go with me, my pretty little miss?
Will you go with me, my honey?"

"Would you forsake your house and home,
Would you forsake your baby?
Would you forsake all other things,
And go with a Black Jack Davy?
And go with a Black Jack Davy?"

"Yes, I'd forsake my house and home.
Yes, I'd forsake my baby.
Yes, I'd forsake all other things
To go with a Black Jack Davy."

"Last night I lay on a soft feather bed,
Beside my husband's baby.
Tonight I lay on a cold hard plank
Beside of Black Jack Davy."

Also found in Child, #200, "The Gypsy Laddie"; Randolph, Vol. I, #27, "The Gypsy Davy"; Brown, Vol. II, #37, "The Gypsy Laddie"; Belden, p. 73, "The Gypsy Laddie."

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