American Old Time Song Lyrics: 57 Keep A Watchin Dis Coon

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KEEP A-WATCHIN' DIS COON,
Copyright, 1897, by Frank Tousey.
Words and music by Raymond A. Browne.

A juicy watermelon lay a-rip'nin' in de sun,
Jest you keep a-watchin dis coon,
An' day an' night a hired man was handy with a gun,
Jest to keep a-watchin' dis coon!
He watched dat watermelon wid de greatest kind o' care,
But one night he forgot it, an' I solemnly declare
Dat when de mornin came again de mellin wasn't there,
He fergot ter keep a-watchin' dis coon.

Chorus.,
He fergot ter keep a-watchin' dis coon, dis coon.
He fergot ter keep a watchin' dis coon;
Well, dere ain't no use in tellin' who eloped with Mister Mellin.
But it's safe ter keep a-watchin' dis coon.,

One night some sleepy pullets sat a-roostin' on a perch,
Jest you keep a-watchin' dis coon,
De farmer an' his family dey all had gone to church,
Jest you keep a-watchin dis coon:
A cullud individual, jest shortly after dark,
He burglarized the hen-house while de dog fergot ter bark,
Dere's twenty-seven missin' now, an' dat's why I remark,
Dat's it's best ter keep a-watchin' dis coon.

Chorus.
Fer it's best to keep a-watchin' dis coon, dis coon,
Yes, it's best to keep a-watchin' dis coon;
Fo' a fat an' tender chicken makes de bestest kind o' pickin',
An' it's best ter keep a-watchin' dis coon.

A gemman had a smoke-house, an' it stood out in his yard,
Jest you keep a-watchin' dis coon;
Filled up with beef an' bacon, it was doubled locked and barred,
Jest a-tantalizin' dis coon;
He went an' tole de neighbors dat ob thieves he had no fear,
But soon dat beef an' bacon dey commenced ter disappear, "
He couldn't tell de reason-dough de reason it was clear,
He fergot ter keep a-watchin' dis coon.

Chorus.
He fergot ter keep a watchin' dis coon, dis coon,
He fergot ter keep a-watchin' dis coon;
Eb'ry day I'm growin' bigger, bacon's fatnin' fo' a nigger,
An' it's best ter keep a-watchin' dis coon.
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