Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Ole Blue

Cat. #0387 (MFH #474) - As sung by Retha Hanna, West Fork, Arkansas on August 19, 1959

VERSE 1
I had an ole dog
An' his name was Blue
I'm goin' to tell ya
What ole Blue could do
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 2
Late one evening
About four a'clock
I woke up
An' I heard Blue bark
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 3
I got my lentern
An' I went to see
Ole Blue had a possum
Up a cimmon tree
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 4
I got that possum
An' I biled him down
I laid sweet taters
All around his hams
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 5
I gave ole Blue
Th biggest piece
Ole Blue got sick
An' I sent for th doctor, to come quick
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 6
Th doctor come
An' he come in a run
He said, ole Blue, your huntin's done
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 7
Ole Blue, he died
An' he died awful hard
He dug little holes
All over th yard
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 8
I dug his grave
With a silver spade
An' I let him down
With a golden chain
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

VERSE 9
When I get to heaven
I'll blow my horn
N' ole Blue 'll come a runnin'
Sure as your born
Ole Blue, ole Blue, ole Blue

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