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154 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
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"Dan-Doodle-Dan." Contributed by Mr. William Finch, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. May 2, 1935.
1.     There was an old man who lived in the West,
Dan-Doodle-Dan ; He had an old woman who was none of the best,
Dan-Doodle-Dan. Her old man came in from the plow, Saying, "Old woman, is dinner ready now?" Sing lorum clorum clan a clish a ma clingo.
2.   "There's a piece of cold meat upon the shelf,"
Dan-Doodle-Dan; "If you want any better, you can cook it yourself,"
Dan-Doodle-Dan. "There's a piece of cold meat upon the shelf; If you want any better, you can cook it yourself." Sing lorum clorum clan a clish a ma clingo.
3.     This old man jumped into the sheepfold,
Dan-Doodle-Dan; And gathered a wether right by the wool,
Dan-Doodle-Dan. He stretched it over his old woman's back, And made the hickory go "whickety-whack!" Sing lorum clorum clan a clish a ma clingo.








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