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American Ballads and Folk Songs
There's a place to check your chewing gum and razors at the
door. And hear such Bible stories as you never heard before.
Adam was the first man that ever was invented, He lived all his life and he never was contented j
He was made out of mud in the days gone by And hung on the fence in the sun to get him dry.
The good book says Cain killed his brother Abel,
He hit him on the head with a leg of a table-Then along came Jonah in the belly of the whale,
The first submarine boat that ever did sail,
Esau was a cowboy of the wild and woolly make,
Half the farm belonged to him and half to Brother Jakej
Now, Esau thought his title to the farm was none too clear, So he sold it to his brother for a sandwich and a beer.
Noah was a mariner who sailed around the sea, With half a dozen wives and a big menagerie j
He failed the first season when it rained for forty days, For in that sort of weather no circus ever pays.
Elijah was a prophet who attended country fairs,
He advertised his business with a pair of dancing bears;
He held a sale of prophecies most every afternoon, And went up in the evening in a painted fire balloon.
Then down came Peter, the Keeper of the Gates,
He came down cheap on excursion rates. Then along came Noah a-stumblin' in the dark,
He found a hatchet and some nails and built himself an ark.
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