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256 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6. O Mother she told me to get the gun; I won't have him! I got the gun, and Lord how he run! With his old shoes and leggings.
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"Old Boots and Leggin(g-)s." Contributed by Mr. Clinton Huppert, of Dale, Indiana. Spencer County. Obtained from his aunt, Mrs. Grant Hup­pert. November 11, 1935.
1.     My mother told me to open the door,
But I didn't want to;
I opened the door and he fell on the floor,
With his old boots and leggins.
2.     My mother told me to set him a stool,
But I didn't want to;
I set him a stool and he stood like a fool,
With his old boots and leggins.
3.     My mother told me to put him to bed,
But I didn't want to; I put him to bed and he stood on his head, With his old boots and leggins.
4.     My mother told me to fire a gun,
But I didn't want to; I fired the gun and how he did run, With his old boots and leggins!








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