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American Ballads and Folk Songs
OL> RATTLER
Mose'Piatt ("spells it P-L-A-W-P [P-L-A-double T], jes> lak you plait a whip")? alias Big Foot Rock, tells how he ran away from prison upon a time, how "oP Rattler, de fastes' an' de smellin'es' bleedhoun' in de South" trailed and treed him.
Ef you wants to hear oP Rattler moan, Heah, Rattler, heah, Jes' put him on a nigger gone, Heah, Rattler, heah.
Refrain:
Heah, Rattler, . Heah, Rattler, heah, Heah, Rattler, Heah, Rattler, heah.
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