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American Ballads and Folk Songs
"Great big, black bull came tearin' down the mountain, Jang-a-lang-a, janga-lang-a, tearin' down the mountain.
"Little black bull came tearin' down the mountain, Jing-a-ling-a, jing-a-ling-a, tearin' down the mountain, etc."
The "tearin' " of the big black bull was rendered in a deep bass voice, while the movements of the little bull were rendered in a high falsetto.
This sentimental ballad of the nineteenth century, words and tune, comes from the memory of Mrs. Lowell Mellett of Washington, D. C, who recalls it as it was sung by her father and mother.