The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

With His Ole Gray Beard A Shining

Cat. #0289 (MFH #687) - As sung by Mrs. Pearl Brewer, Pochahantas, Arkansas on November 12, 1958

VERSE 1
My Mother bid me, t' open th door
O, but I won't have him
I opened th door and he fell in th floor
With his ole gray beard a shining

VERSE 2
Mother bid me, t' set 'im a chair
O, but I won't have him
I set 'im a chair and he called me his dear
With his ole gray beard a shining

VERSE 3
Mother bid me, to bake 'im cake
O, but I won't have 'im
I baked him a cake and he eat like a snake
With his ole gray beard a shining

VERSE 4
Mother bid me, t' light his pipe
O, but I won't have him
I lit his pipe and he smoked like a snipe
With his ole gray beard a shining

VERSE 5
Mother bid me, t' saddle his horse
O, but I won't have him
I saddle his horse and he threw his leg 'cross
With his ole gray beard a shining

VERSE 6
Mother bid me, to show him th road
O, but I won't have him
I showed him th road and he hopped like a toad
With his ole gray beard a shining

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