The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

With His Long Cane Pipe a Smokin'

Cat. #0254 (MFH #687) - As sung by Mr. Clyde Johnson, Fayettville, Arkansas on October 1, 1958

VERSE 1
Mamma told me, to open th door
Ha, ha, but I won't have him
I opened th door and he stood in th floor
With his long cane pipe a smoking

VERSE 2
Mamma told me, to set 'im a stool
Ha, ha, but I won't have him
I set 'im a stool and he stood like a fool
With his long cane pipe a smoking

VERSE 3
Mamma told me, to get 'im some bread
Ha, ha, but I won't have him
I got 'im some bread and he stood on his head
With his long cane pipe a smoking

VERSE 4
Mamma told me, to get 'im some pie
Ha, ha, but I won't have him
I got 'im some pie and he begain to cry
With his long cane pipe a smoking

VERSE 5
Mamma told me, to get 'im some tea
Ha, ha, but I won't have him
I got 'im some tea and he begain to
With his long cane pipe a smoking

VERSE 6
Mamma told me, to fix him th bed
Ha, ha, but I won't have him
I fixed th bed an' he fell over dead
With his long cane pipe a smoking

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