Jane Jenkins

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Jane Jenkins
From Green Mountain Songster, 1823: compiled by "an old Revolutionary Soldier of Sandgate, Vermont". Quoted in Vermont Folksongs and Ballads (Helen Hartness Flanders and Alice Brown, 1931).

Other editions can be found at Mudcat.

Will you wear grey, Onere, Onere?

Will you wear grey, Onere, Onere?
Will you wear grey, Jane Jenkins?
No, I won't wear grey for its colour of the clay,
So buy me my tallawalawise, so buy me my tallawalawise.

Will you wear black, Onere, will you wear black, Onere?
I won't wear black, for the colour it is slack,
So buy me the tallawalawise, so buy me the tallawalawise,
So double rose Dillevally, Sukey, Dicky,
So double rose Dillevally, Sukey, Dicky, white bands appear,
Where are the robes that you wear, Jane Jenkins.

Will you wear red, Onere, will you wear red, Onere?
l will not wear red for the colour I do dread,
So buy me my tallawalawise, so buy me my tallawalawise,
So double rose Dillevally, Sukey, Dicky, white bands appear.

Will you wear green, Onere, will you wear green, Onere?
I won't wear green for it's the colour that is mean;
So buy me my tallawalawise, so buy me my tallawalawise,
So double rose Dillevally, Sukey, Dicky, white bands appear.

Will you wear white, Onere, will you wear white, Onere?
Will you wear white, Jennie Jenkins
O no I won't wear the white 'tis a colour I dislike,
So buy me my tallawalawise, so buy me my tallawalawise,
So double rose Dillevally, Sukey, Dicky, white bands appear.

Will you wear yellow, Onere, will you wear yellow, Onere?
Will you wear yellow, Jennie Jerkins
So buy me my tallawalawise, so buy me my tallawalawise,
So double rose Dillevally, Sukey, Dicky, white bands appear.

Will you wear blue, Onere, will you wear blue, Onere?
Will you wear blue, Jennie Jenkins
O yes, I'll wear blue for the colour of it's true,
So you've bought me mmy tallawalawise, so you've bought me my tallawalawise,
So double rose Dillevally, Sukey, Dicky, white bands appear.





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