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Trifolkal: Listen to the Music

Angelina Baker/Angeline the Baker

(Trifolkal)
Stephen Foster, arr. by Greg Trafidlo
A Stephen Foster ballad that has turned into a standard "old time" fiddle tune with Muriel Anderson on finger-style guitar.
[Lyrics] Way down on the old plantation, that's where I was born
I used to beat the whole creation, hoein' in the corn
Then I'd work and then I'd sing, so happy all the day
Till Angeline the Baker stole my heart away

Angeline the Baker, Angeline the Baker's gone
She left me here to weep a tear and beat on the old jawbone

Seen my Angelina in the spring and in the fall
Seen her in the corn fields and seen her at the ball
Every time I met her, she was smiling like the sun
Now I'm left to weep a tear, cause Angelina's gone

Angeline the Baker, Angeline the Baker's gone
She left me here to weep a tear and beat on the old jawbone

Early in the morning on a lovely summer's day
I asked for Angelina, they said she's gone away
I don't know where to find her, 'cause I don't know where she's gone
She left me here to weep a tear and beat on the old jawbone

Angeline the Baker, Angeline the Baker's gone
She left me here to weep a tear and beat on the old jawbone