The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Whats The Matter With The Mill

Cat. #0332 (MFH #693) - As sung by Mrs. Alieen Colvin, Eureka Springs, Arkansas on May 23, 1959

VERSE 1
Me and my wife and another ole whore
Floatin' down th river on a shit house door
What's th matter with th mill
Ain't gettin' no grindin'
Tell me what's th matter with th mill

VERSE 2
The ole dog ran and he ran so fast
Th hairs in his ears got tangled in his ass
What's th matter with th mill
Ain't gettin no grindin'
Tell me, what's th matter with th mill

VERSE 3
The ole hen cackled, cackled in th loft
The ole rooster come, come a jack'n off
What's th matter with th mill
Ain't gettin' no grindin'
Tell me, what's th matter with th mill

VERSE 4**
Two old women running for the wall
Shouting, get out
Daddy's going to fuck us all
What's th matter with th mill
Ain't gettin' no grindin'
Tell me, what's th matter with th mill

**After she had sang the first three verses and the recorder was put up, she remembered the last verse but did'nt want to put it on tape.