Rove Riley Rove

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I went up on a mountain
Gave my horn a blow
Thought I hear my true love say
Yonder comes by beau

   Rove Riley Rove
   Rove Riley Rove
   Rove Riley poor boy
   Ain’t got nowhere to go

Mama give me meat
Mother give me bread
Pretty girl give me one sweet kiss
Like to done killed me dead
  
Went up on a mountain
Done stripped me a load of cane
Make me a barrel of molasses
Sweet Miss Liza Jane
 
Daddy had a great big house
A hundred stories high
Every story in that house
Was filled with chicken pie