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The Cuckoo

Oh the cuckoo is a pretty bird,And I wish she was mine.She never drinks whiskey,She only drinks wine. Gonna build me a cabinOn the mountain so high.So I can see my Polly,As she goes riding by. I’ve gambled in England,And I’ve gambled in Spain.I’ll bet you five dollars,I’ll beat you next game. Jack of diamonds,… Read More »

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Cluck Old Hen

My old hen’s a good old hen,She lays eggs for the railroad menSometimes one, sometimes twoSometime enough for the whole dang crew Cluck old hen, cluck and squall You ain’t laid an egg since ‘way last Fall Cluck old hen, cluck and sing You ain’t laid an egg since ‘way last Spring My old hen,… Read More »

Rural Roots of Bluegrass by Wayne Erbsen

Arkansas Traveler

From The Arkansas Traveler Songster, 1864 Stranger: How do you do?Old Man: I do as I please.Stranger: How long have you been living here?Old Man: Do you see that mountain thar? Well, that was thar when I come here.Stranger: Can I stay here tonight?Old Man: No, ye can’t stay here.Stranger: How long will it take… Read More »

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