Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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3. "You blind old fool, you crazy fool, Can't you plainly see
That that is only a frying pan That my ma sent to me ?"
4. "I've traveled this world over For forty years and more And I never saw a frying pan With a hat band on it before."
5.1 came home the other night Just as drunk as I could be; I found a coat hanging on the rack Where my coat ought to be.
6. "Come here, my little wine, And explain this thing to me: How comes a coat upon the rack Where my coat ought to be ?"
7.  "You blind old fool, you crazy fool, Can't you plainly see
That that is only a bed quilt That my ma sent to me ?"
8. "I've traveled this world over For forty years and more And I never saw a bed quilt With pockets on it before."
9.1 came home the other night Just as drunk as I could be; I found a mule in the stable Where my mule ought to be.
10. "Come here, my little wifie, And explain this thing to me: How comes a mule in the stable Where my mule ought to be ?"
11. "You blind old fool, you crazy fool, Can't you plainly see
That that is only a milk cow That my ma sent to me?"
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