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Sourkraut

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Sourkraut

If you wat to know how to make the sourkraut
Just open up your ears and I'll tell you all about;
It isn't made of leather as many suppose,
It's made of the good old flower we call the cabbage rose.

cho: Sourkraut is splendid, sourkraut is fine
   We thinks we ought to know him, for we eats him all the time;
   Sourkraut is splendid, sourkraut is fine
   We thinks we ought to know him, for we eats him all the time.

When this flower grows up just as big as he can be,
We cuts him in small pieces, no bigg'er'n a pea,
We puts him in the barrel, where he begins to smell
S'help me goodncss gracious, don't this Dutchman love him well!

Puts in some cayenne pepper, we don't put any snuff,
We puts a little salt and some other kind of stuff.
Puts him in a barrel and whcn he begins to smell
S'help me goodness gracious, don't this Dutchman love him well!

When this kraut begins to smell till he can't get any smeller,
Puts him in a barrel and takes him down the cellar,
Puts him in a kittle and when he begins to bile
Bet you forty dollars you can smell him fifty mile.

From Devil's Ditties, Thomas







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