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A DEER HUNT                      59
I trailed them o'er the mountains, I trailed them to
the brim, And trailed them to the waters where they jumped
in to swim.
1 cocked both my pistols and under water went, — To Mil the fattest of them deer, that was my whole intent.
While I was under water five hundred feet or more, I fired both my pistols—like cannons did they roar.
I picked up my venison and out of water came, — To kill the balance of them deer I thought it was my aim.
So I bent my gun in circles and fired round a hill, And out of three or four deer ten thousand I did kill.
Then I picked up my venison and on my back I tied, And as the sun came passing by I hopped up there to ride.
The sun she carried me o'er the globe; so merrily
I did roam That in four and twenty hours I landed safe at
home.
And the money I received for my venison and skin, I taken it all to the barn door and it would no t all go in.
And if you doubt the truth of this I tell you how to
know: Just take my trail and go my rounds as I did long
ago.






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