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Lighter Origins: Roy Roger Um / Hi Ho Jerum / Hi Ro Jerum (37) RE: Origins: Roy Roger Um / Hi Ho Jerum / Hi Ro Jerum 11 Aug 21


Sung for Arthur Kyle Davis, Jr., by Lambert Davis of Lynchburg, Va., some time in the 1930s.

The line in brackets is mainly guesswork. It's nearly inaudible.


O, there was a rich man in the days of Methusalem
Glory alla malorium,
O Rogerum.
He gave swell parties to the nobs of Jerusalem
Glory alla malorium,
O Rogerum.

O Rogerum
O Rogerum
O sling a maling amalorium
O Rogerum.

[Similarly:]

[Poor lived a man who was worked just like a patrium]....
He lived on the crumbs that fell off the rich manís tablium.....

The poor man died and he went up to heavínium....
They set him down by the starboard side of Abrium.....

The rich man died and he didnít fare so wellium....
The devil came along and fetched him off to hellium....

He asked Old Nick wonít you fetch a drink of watírium?...
The devil he replied, O this ainít no swell hotelium.....

So my friends, well, if you are dry or sobrium...,
You may thank your lucky stars that you are stony brokium.


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