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'LASSES CANE. AKA and see "Liza Jane (3)." Old-Time, Breakdown/ Song. USA; Arkansas, Oklahoma. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB.

I'm goin' down to Arkansas to make some 'lasses cane,
To make a 'lasses pudding to fatten my Liza Jane

O git along home, Betsy
Oh git along home Betsy,
Oh git along, Betsy, git along,
I'm bound to leave this place.

O - down to Arkansas, where 'lasses cane grows tall,
Liza Jane is starvin' to death, won't eat 'lasses at all.

I went up on the mountain and give my horn a blow,
I thought I heard Lucindy say a yander comes my beau.

Git along home, home Lucindy,
Git along home, my Liza Jane,
Git along home, home Lucindy,
Git along home my Liza Jane.

Source for notated version: Sherman Collins (Pawnee County, Oklahoma) [Thede].

Printed sources: Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 39.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




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