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raredance Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18 (105* d) Lyr Add: OLD BADMAN 22 Aug 02

This text is from "Folk Songs of the West Virginia Hills" by Patrick Gainer (1975). He says it was sung by Winnie Hamrick of Braxton County.


Old badman did a courting ride,
A hie a diddle doe,
With a sword and pistol by his side. Kitty kutty coe.

Old badman did a courting ride,
He saw a fine lady in a tree hide,

There was a wild boar in the wood,
That will cut your throat and drink your blood.

Old Badman drew his sword so sharp,
To cut out this wild boar's heart.

They fought, they fought six hours that day,
Till that wild boar did steal away.

Old Badman rode to the wild boar's den,
He saw the bones of a hundred men.

rich r

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