On Springfield Mountain

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American version, from the 1850s

On Springfield Mountain, I once knew,
A lad so handsome, of twenty two,
He had a girlfriend, neat and trim,
And as he loved her, she loved him.
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Ray gu to roo nee ay,
Gu tu roo nee ay,
Gu tu roo nee ay, gu tu ro.
2. Once he was angling by a creek,
A serpent bit him upon his cheek,
His girlie tried with gentle sips
To drain the pizen with her lips.
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3. To close the story I am loath,
Alas the pizen took care of both,
So goes a true love, live or die,
On Springfield Mountain there they lie!
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