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He Went to Sleep - the Hogs Ate Him

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He Went to Sleep - the Hogs Ate Him

He Went to Sleep - the Hogs Ate Him
(Stanley Brothers)
cho: Oh! he went to sleep and the hogs eat 'im
     Hogs eat 'im, Hogs eat 'im
     He went to sleep and the hogs eat 'im
     Now pa's gone forever
     Forever, Forever, Forever, Forever
     Now pa's gone forever.

He never worked a day in his life
Left that for his lovin' wife
The way my paw did it was a shame
At harvest time he'd stay in the shade
Find a spot and down he laid
But we all loved 'im just the same.

He loved to spin big tall yarns
Pa would tell 'em from dusk to dawn
He would only stop awhile to eat
About that civil war he'd tell
Then let out a rebel yell
Then pa'd get tired and go to sleep.

He watched us work from where he set
He watched so hard he'd work up a sweat
At this my pa was hard to beat
He couldn't work, he got too fat
He supervised from where he sat
Then pa'd get tired and go to sleep.

Recorded: Folk Concert-Stanley Brothers/1976 Gusto SK-834
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APR99
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