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American Ballads and Folk Songs
RATTLE SNAKE*
A nice young ma-wa-wan Lived on a hi-wi-will j A nice young ma-wa-wan, For I knew him we-we-welL
Refrain:
To my rattle, to my roo-rah-ree!
This nice young ma-wa-wan Went out to mo-wo-wow To see if he-we-we Could make a sho-wo-wow.
He scarce had mo-wo-wowed
Half round the fie-we-wield
Till up jumpedócome a rattle, come a sna-wa-wake,
And bit him on the he-we-weel.
* Word* and tune from Dr. L. W. Payne, University of Texas. This song is usually printed under the title "Springfield Mountain-" See Pound's American Ballads and Songs.
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