KING WILLIAM WAS KING JAMES' SON
Sung by: Emma Puterbaugh Medlin
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‘Pon arrival a race he run.
‘Pon his breast he wore a star
Pointing to the ocean far.
Go choose your east,
Go choose your west,
Choose the one that you love best.
She’s not here, take your part;
Choose another with all your heart.
Down on this carpet you must kneel,
Sure as the grass grows in the field.
Kiss your bride ever so sweet,
And then you rise upon your feet.
Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #543, “King William Was King James’s Son.”