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American Ballads and Folk Songs
"Pay day tomorrow." "How do you know?"
"Cap'n tol' de water-boy, an' de water-boy toP me so."
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T.P.* an' de Morgan runnin' side by side, T.P. toP de Morgan, "Don' let no hobo ride."
T.P. an' de Morgan runnin' side by side, T.P. throwed water, water in de Morgan's eye.
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Mattie, when you marry, git a railroad man. Ev'y day be Sunday, an' a dollar be in yo' han\
Mattie an' de baby was a-layin' in de bed,
Mattie's got a fever, an' de baby's got an achin' in de head.
Oh, Mattie an' de baby jes' a-layin' in de shade, A-waitin' for yo' dollar, an' you ain' got nary one cent.
Shake, shake, Mattie, shake, a-rattle an' a-roll,
Oh, shake, shake, Mattie, Mattie want to win my goP.
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Godamighty made a monkey, Godamighty made a whale, Godamighty made a 'gator wid hickies all over his tail,
All over his tail, All over his tail, etc.
•The Texas & Pacific and the Morgan railroads run through Louisiana, where some verses of this song were recorded.