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The Yorkshire Bite
8. The boy rode on to the old man's door;
The old man came out with a stamp on the floor;
Said, "Son, oh, son, ain't it a curse,
That our old cow's turned off to a horse ?"
Like tothers - tothers
Come - a - ran - tan - e - o.
9. The boy run his hand in his pocket and begun to unfold; He had ten thousand in silver and gold;
The old man begin to puff and he begin to swell. "Daddy, don't you think I sold your cow well ?" Like tothers - tothers Come - a - ran - tan - e - 0.
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Obtained from Mrs. Mary Tucker, Varnell, Georgia, November 5, 1930. Mary Tucker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Tennessee.
1. "Come down, come down," Said the father to his son. "We will make some money, Or lose some one."
Lye teller turn rag, Turn around tummy O!
2. "I have a old cow;
You can take her to the fair; She is in good order; You can sell her there." Lye teller turn rag, Turn around tummy OI
3. This boy tuk his cow And he tuk her to the fair; She was in good order And he sold her there. Lye teller turn rag,
Turn around tummy OI
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III