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Ballads and Songs
Obtained from Dr. Daniel S. Gage, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, August, 1931, who had the song from Richard H. Moser, Swan-nanoa, North Carolina.
1. Get up, Max, and whistle up your dog;
Let's go to the mountains to catch a ground hog, Ground hog.
2. We'll catch a ground hog and save his hide; It'll make the best shoestrings you ever tied,
Ground hog. 3.1 got those shoestrings and wore them one day; They got so darn slick I had to throw them away, Ground hog.
4. Old ground hog in, young ground hog out; The old ground hog is never coming out,
Ground hog.
5.  Two in a stump, and one in a log, Don't I wish 1 had my dog ?
Ground hog.
6. One in the ground, and two in a log, One behind that stump has got my dog,
Ground hog.
7. Old Aunt Sal, mother of us all,
Fed us on whistle pig from the time we could crawl, Ground hog.
8.  There comes Sal with a snigger and a grin; Ground hog grease all over her chin,
Ground hog.
9. Yonder comes Sal with a forty foot pole, To twist that ground hog out of his hole,
Ground hog.
10.  Come here, Sal, come here quick; Haven't seen my dog since a-way last week,
Ground hog.
11. Old Aunt Sal, you've come too late; Last piece of ground hog is on my plate,
Ground hog.

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