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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Raccoon an' de possum,
Rackin' 'cross de prairie, Raccoon ask de possum—
Does she want to marry?
Possum in a 'simmon tree,
Raccoon on de groun', Raccoon ask de possum
To shake dem 'simmons down.
Well, I met a possum on de road An' ask him whar he's gwine.
He 'lowed it was his business, But it wasn't none o' mine.
Den I see Miss Rabbit,
A-settin' in de brush, All dressed up in her Sunday clothes,
A-lookin' sweet and fresh.
Miss Rabbit am a gay young gal, She come to meet her beau j
Somepin's gwineter happen soon, Ef de preacher am too slow.
I met a rabbit in de road,
I ast him whar he's gwine. "I ain't got time to tell you now,
De ol' gray houn's behinV
"Say, Mister Rabbit,
Your ears mighty thin." "Yas, bless-a-God,
They been a-splittin' de win'."
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