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I wish I was a mole in the ground. Yes, I wish I was a mole in the ground: 'F Ise a mole in the ground, I'd root that mountain down, And I wish I was a mole in the ground.
Oh, Kimpy wants a nine-dollar shawl. Yes, Kimpy wants a nine-dollar shawl: When I come o'er the hill with a forty-dollar bill, ' 'Tis "Baby, where you been so long?"
I been in the pen so long. Yes, I been in the pen so long: I been in the pen with the rough and rowdy men. 'Tis "Baby, where you been so long?"
*As sung by Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "the Minstrel of the Appalachians," on a Brunswick record, No. 219 A. Sung first, perhaps, by a mountain moonshiner who had landed in jail.
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