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Sal's Got a Meat- Skin
i. Shine, litde Lulu, Shine your best; Your poor old granny Gone to rest.
2. Lulu shouted; Lulu squalled; Lulu kicked a Hole in the ground.
3. Pennies makes nickles; Nickles makes dimes; I go to see Lulu gal
A whole heap of times.
BIG-EYE RABBIT
See "American Mountain Songs," by Ethel Park Richardson and Sig-mund Spaeth, New York, 1927, p. 100.
No local title. Obtained from Mr. C. L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, who learned it when a child from his father, William Franklin.
Big eyed rabbit behind the pine;
Big eyed rabbit, you are mine.
Rabbit skipped; rabbit hopped;
Rabbit ate my turnip top.
I cocked my gun; the hammer flew;
I tore that rabbit square in two.
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SAL'S GOT A MEAT-SKIN See Ethel Park Richardson and Sigmund Spaeth, American Mountain Songs, New York, 1927, p. 94; White, American Negro Folk-Songs, p. 271; Handy, Blues, New York, 1926, p. 35.
No local title. Obtained from Mr. C. L. Franklin, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, July, 1930.
Sal got a meat skin laid away; Sal got a meat skin laid away; Sal got a meat skin laid away To grease my wooden leg every day.
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