Jennie Jenkins

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Jennie Jenkins
Printed in A Treasury of Folk Songs. See also Jenny Jenkins. [1]

Will you wear white, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh will you wear white, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear white,
For the color's too bright.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

Will you wear blue, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh, will you wear blue, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear blue,
The color's too true.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

Will you wear red, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh will you wear red, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear red,
It's the color of my head.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

Will you wear black, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh will you wear black, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear black,
It's the color of my back.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

Will you wear purple, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh will you wear purple, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear purple,
It's the color of a turkle.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

Will you wear green, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh will you wear green, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear green,
For it's a shame to be seen.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

Will you wear yellow, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh will you wear yellow, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear yellow,
For the color's too shallow.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

Will you wear gold, oh my dear, oh my dear?
Oh will you wear gold, Jennie Jenkins?
I won't wear gold,
I'm not that old!
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

What will you wear, oh my dear, oh my dear?
What will you wear, Jennie Jenkins?
I've nothing to wear,
So I'll just go bare.
I'll buy me a fol-de-roldy-tildy-toddy
seek-a-double, use-a-cause-a-roll-the-find-me
Roll, Jennie Jenkins, roll.

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