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Our Goodman
13.  The old man he come home, His wife for to see;
"Who is that in the bed Where I ought to be?"
14.  "You old fool, you blind fool, Can't you half see
It's nothing but a baby My mama sent to me."
15.  "Ten thousand miles to travel, Ten thousand miles or more;
I never saw a baby
With a mustache on before."
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"Three Nights." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mr. Cleophas L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, August, 1930.
1.  The first night when I came home As drunk as I could be,
1 found a coat hanging on the rack Where my coat ought to be.
2. "You come here, my little wifie, And explain this thing to me:
How come a coat hanging on the rack Where my coat ought to be ?"
3. "You blind fool, you crazy fool, Can't you never see ?
It's nothing but a bed quilt Your granny sent to me."
4. "I've traveled this world over A thousand miles or more; But pockets upon a bed quilt I never did see before."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III