The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

I Married A Wife In The Month Of June

Cat. #0515 (MFH #432) - As sung by Elizabeth Hoek, Hazel Valley, Arkansas on July 5, 1960

VERSE 1
I married a wife in th month of June
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now
O, I took her home by th light of th moon
Nickety-nackety-nighty-jim-dackety
Rickety-rackety-riptun-quin-quality
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now

VERSE 2
She combed her hair but once a month
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An' every comb a drop of blood
Nickety-nackety-nighty-jim-dackety
Rickety-rackety-riptun-quin-quality
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now

VERSE 3
She swept th floor but once't a year
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Th reason brooms were all so dear
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Rickety-rackety-riptun-quin-quality
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now

VERSE 4
She churned her milk, in Dads ole boot
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now
An' for a dasher she used her foot
Nickety-nackety-nighty-jim-dackety
Rickety-rackety-riptun-quin-quality
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now

VERSE 5
Th saddle an' bridle hang under th shelf
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now
If you want anymore you may sing it yourself
Nickety-nackety-nighty-jim-dackety
Rickety-rackety-riptun-quin-quality
Nickety-nackety-now-now-now

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