Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Lighter Origins: origin of Moonshiner (63* d) RE: Origins: origin of Moonshiner 23 Mar 21


Robert Morris Peck, "Rough Riding on the Plains Fifty Years Ago: A Trooper's Story," National Tribune (Washington, D.C.), May 16, 1901 [Referring to Fort Riley, Kans., 1858-59]:

"One of Ike's favorites was:

I would not die in Springtime,
   When the worms begin to crawl,
When the cabbage plants are sprouting,
   And the frogs begin to squall;
O, then the girls the bloomers wear,
   And smile upon the men;
That's the time to stick it out --
   I would not perish then.

"And so on through the four seasons, proving conclusively that there was no time appropriate for dying.

"In another chorus he would sing:

I'll eat when I'm hungry,
   And drink when I'm dry;
If the Indians don't kill me,
   I'll live till I die."


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.