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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana            341
1.     Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man,
Washed his face in the frying pan, Combed his head with a wagon wheel,
And died with the toothache in his heel.
2.      Old Dan Tucker went down in town,
Swinging the girls all around, First to the right and then to the left, Then to the one he loved the best.
3.      Get out of the way for old Dan Tucker,
Came home too late to get his supper; Supper was over and the dishes washed,
C
Contributed by Mr. Gene Enlow, of Oakland City, Indiana. Gibson County. Obtained from his mother, Mrs. Hiram Enlow. May 27, 1935.
1.     Out of the way for old Dan Tucker,
He's too late to get his supper. Supper's eaten, dishes washed,
Nothing left but a piece of squash.
2.     Old Dan Tucker is now in town,
Swinging the ladies all around, First to the right and then to the left,
And then to the one that he loves best.
D
Contributed by Mrs. Alidore Cassidy Huffman, of Tell City, Indiana. Perry County. March 15, 1936.
1.     Old Dan Tucker was a queer old man; He whipped his wife with a frying-pan, Combed his hair with a wagon wheel, And died with the toothache in his heel.
2.     Get out of the way for old Dan Tucker; Get out of the way for old Dan Tucker; Get out of the way for old Dan Tucker; If you don't, you'll not be lucky.
1 Cf. stanza 1 of C.








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