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2. The old devil picked her up on his back.
(Whistle a line) And like an old fool he went wagging her off. And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
3. He tuk her down to the forks of the road.
(Whistle a line) Says, "Old woman, you are a terrible load." And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
4. He tuk her down to the devil's den.
(Whistle a line) And poked her in like an old wet hen. And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
5. Two little devils went to set her up higher.
(Wbtstle a Itne) She's up with her foot and kicked nine in the fire. And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
6. Old Lucifer peeped over the wall.
(Whistle a line) "Take her back, daddy, she'll murder us all." And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
7. He's six years a-going and seven coming back.
(Whistle a line) Like an old fool he came wagging her back. And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
8.  She called for the hominy she left on the pot,
(Whistle a line) Up over the fire a-biling so hot. And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
9.  The old man's been sick and in the bed.
(Whistle a line) She picked up the ladle and bursted his head. And to rand dowdle lin dowdle in day.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III