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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana 219
10. He went to churn the cream in the crock
That stands within the frame, frame; He forgot the fat in the pot,
And it all went into a flame, flame; He forgot the fat in the pot,
And it all went into a flame, flame.
11. He looked to the east; he looked to the west;
He looked toward the sun, sun; He swore the day was six weeks long
And his wife would never come, come ; He swore the day was six weeks long
And his wife would never come.
12. Mrs. Grumble she came in;
He was looking very sad, sad; She whirled around and clapped her hands,
A-saying, "I am glad, glad"; She whirled around and clapped her hands,
A-saying, "I am glad!"
"The Teeny Cow." Contributed by Mrs. M. M. Roberts, of Louisville, Kentucky. Learned in Indiana from the singing of her mother. October 11, 1935.
1. There was an old man lived down in the woods,
As you shall shortly see, Who said he could do more work in a day Than his wife could do in three.
2. "Be it so," this good woman said;
"And this I will allow; If you will stay in the house today, Til go follow the plow.
3. "You must milk the teeny cow For fear she will go dry, And you must give the hogs their hire That stands within the sty.