Hop Along Peter

Cat. #1536 (MFH #1016) - As sung by David Krussel, Turners Station, Missouri on March 26, 1975

Ole Uncle Peter, he got tight
Started up to Heaven on a stormy night
Th road be rough an' him not well
He lost his way an' he went to

Hop along Peter, where ya goin'
Hop along Peter, where ya goin'
Hop along Peter, won't you bear in mind
I ain't comin' back till it's gooseberry time

Ole Mother Hubbard an' 'er dog were Dutch
Bowlegged Rooster wobbled on a crutch
Hen chewed tobacco an' th duck drank wine
Th goose played a fiddle on a pumpkin vine

Now, down in th barnyard playin' seven-up
Ole tom cat an' th little yella pups
Ole Mother Hubbard, she's a pickin' out th fleas
Th Rooster in th cream jar up to his knees

I gotta a gal in this here town
She weighs an' ounce, she weighs seven hundred pounds
Every time my pretty gal turns around
Heel of 'er shoe makes a hole in th ground