The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Nickety, Nickety, Now, Now, Now

Cat. #0657 (MFH #432) - As sung by Reba Dearmore, Mountain Home, Arkansas on January 7, 1969

VERSE 1
Married me a wife in th month of May
Nickety, nackety, now, now, now
Taken her home by th light of th day
Nickety, nackety, hay John Brackety
Willety, wallety, rusko-wallety
Little John Brackety, now, now now

VERSE 2
Married me a wife in th month of June
Nickety, nackety, now, now, now
Carried her home by th light of th moon
Nickety, nackety, hay John Brackety
Willety, wallety, rusko-wallety
Little John Brackety, now, now now

VERSE 3
When she went t' milk, she milked in a gourd
Nickety, nackety, now, now, now
Set on bench, gonna fill it with it a board
Nickety, nackety, hay John Brackety
Willety, wallety, rusko-wallety
Little John Brackety, now, now now

VERSE 4
When she went t' churn, she churned in a boot
Nickety, nackety, now, now, now
For a dasher she used her foot
Nickety, nackety, hay John Brackety
Willety, wallety, rusko-wallety
Little John Brackety, now, now now

VERSE 6
She combed her hair once a year
Nickety, nackety, now, now, now
Every rake she brought a tear
Nickety, nackety, hay John Brackety
Willety, wallety, rusko-wallety
Little John Brackety, now, now now

VERSE 6
When she went to comb it she had to leave it off
Nickety, nackety, now, now, now
Every rake she brought a loss
Nickety, nackety, hay John Brackety
Willety, wallety, rusko-wallety
Little John Brackety, now, now now

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