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Old Dan Tucker
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Words & music: Daniel Decatur Emmett
(published by Chas. H. Keith, Boston, 1843)
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I come to town de udder night,
I hear de noise an saw de fight,
De watchman was a runnin roun,
Cryin Old Dan Tucker’s come to town,
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So get out de way! get out de way! get out de way!
Old Dan Tucker your to late to come to supper.
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Tucker is a nice old man,
He use to ride our darby ram;
He sent him whizzen down de hill,
If he had’nt got up he’d lay dar still.
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Down de road foremost de stump,
Massa make me work de pump;
I pump so hard I broke de sucker,
Dar was work for ole Dan Tucker.
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Here’s my razor in good order
Magnum bonum – jis hab bought ’er;
Sheep shell oats, Tucker shell de corn,
I’ll shabe you soon as de water get warm.
Chorus:
I went to town to by some goods
I lost myself in a piece of woods,
De night was dark I had to suffer,
It froze de heel of Daniel Tucker.
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Ole Dan Tucker and I got drunk,
He fell in de fire an kick up a chunk,
De charcoal got inside he shoe
Lor bless you honey how de ashes flew.
Chorus:
Tucker was a hardened sinner,
He nebber said his grace at dinner;
De ole sow squeel, de pigs did squall
He ’hole hog wid de tail and all.
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