Wagoner's lad

Appalachian

Oh, I am a poor girl, my fortune is sad,
I've always been courted by the Wagoner's Lad;
He's courted me daily, by night and by day,
And now he is loaded and going away.

"Your parents don't like me because I am poor,
They say I'm not worthy of entering your door;
But I work for a living, my money's my own,
And if they don't like it, they can leave me alone."

"Your horses are hungry, go feed them some hay,
Come sit down beside me as long as you stay."
"My horses ain't hungry, they won't eat your hay,
So fare thee well darling, I'll be on my way."