The Green Tree

Cat. #0286 (MFH #219) - As sung by Mrs. Pearl Brewer, Pochahantas, Arkansas on November 12, 1958

VERSE 1
I bought me a wife, my wife pleased me
I feed my wife in yon green tree

VERSE 2
I bought me a baby, and my baby pleased me
I feed my baby in yon green tree

VERSE 3
I bought me a cow, my cow pleased me
I feed my cow in yon green tree

VERSE 4
I bought me a calf, my calf pleased me
I feed my calf in yon green tree

VERSE 5
I bought me a hog, my hog pleased me
I feed my hog in yon green tree

VERSE 6
I bought me a dog, my dog pleased me
I feed my dog in yon green tree

VERSE 7
I bought me a hen, my hen pleased me
I feed my hen in yon green tree

VERSE 8
I bought me a rooster an' my rooster pleased me
I feed my rooster in yon green tree

VERSE 9
My wife said, soke, soke
Cow said, moo, moo
The calf said, baaf, baaf
The baby said, waa, waa
The dog said, bow-wow, bow-wow
The hog said, grify-graf, grify-graf
The cat said, fiddle-li-fee
The hen said, shem-shak, shem-shack
The rooster said, quaw-shee
If you ever find another rooster like me
Feed your rooster too

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