Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Little Brown Mouse

Cat. #1340 (MFH #922) - As sung by Ken Cutworth, Arkansas on July 11, 1969

VERSE 1
Well, th beer was spilled on th barroom floor
An' th bar was closed for th night
When out of th corner came a little brown mouse
And he stayed in th pale moonlight

VERSE 2
Well, he lapped up th beer on th barroom floor
An' back on his haunches, he set
An' all thru th night you could hear him shout
Bring on th damned ole cat

(A couple of tales are told following this song.)

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