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Ballads and Songs
THE GROUND HOG
See Wyman and Brockway, p. 30; Bradley Kincaid, Favorite Old-Time Songs and Mountain Ballads, Book 2, p. 31; Shearin and Combs, p. 38; Cox, No. 176; Richardon and Spaeth, American Mountain Songs, p. 92.
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"Whistle Pig." Obtained from Miss Mary N. Blair, 431 Broadway, Paterson, N. J., who sang the song at "The Pines," BranchviUe, N. J., May 25,1930. Miss Blair learned the song in North Carolina where she formerly lived.
1. Come on, boys, and let's go down; Come on, boys, and let's go down; Let's catch a whistle pig in the groun'; Come-a-ring-tail, poddle-link-a-di-de-oh.
2. Up come Jonah from the plow; Up come Jonah from the plow; Catch the whistle pig, catch him now; Come-a-ring-tail, poddle-link-a-di-de-oh.
3. Up come Susan from the spring; Up come Susan from the spring; Whisde pig grease all over her chin; Come-a-ring-tail, poddle-link-a-di-de-oh.
4. One big nigger was the mammy of us all; One big nigger was the mammy of us all;
She fed us on whistle pig before we could crawl; Come-a-ring-tail, poddle- link-a-di-de-oh.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III