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Snuffy ORIGINS : Not For Joe (5) RE: ORIGINS : Not For Joe 17 May 17


Neither the words nor the tune of Lloyd's song correspond to the Border Morris version. A common version of the morris words is:

1. We had a little n****r, and he grew no bigger
So we put him in the Wild West Show.
He fell though the window, and he broke his little finger
And he couldn't play his old banjo

Chorus:
Toora-loora-lye-doh
Toora-loora-lye-eye-doh
Toora-loora- lye-doh
Playing on the old banjo
Om si the gomsi, toora-lye-doh
Om si the gomsi, toora-lay
Om si the gomsi, toora-lye-doh
Playing on the old banjo

2. My uncle Billy had a ten foot willy
And he showed it to the girl next door.
She thought it was a snake, so she hit it with a rake
And now it's only five-foot-four.


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