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raredance Lyr Req: Hook and Line (and related songs) (38) Lyr Add: LULU 23 Nov 02

Meanwhile back at the songs.


1. I went a-fishin' an' fished for shad;
First I caught was my old ad.
Jerked him up an' he fell back,
Next one bit was a great big cat.

2. I'll give you a nickel
An' I'll give you a dime
To see little Lulu
Cut her shine.

3. My old missus promised me
That when she died she'd set me free.
An' now she's dead an' gone to hell;
hope the devil will chunk her well.

4. Shout, little Lulu,
Shout your best,
Fur your ole grandmaw's
Gone to rest.

5. The bull frog's up
In the bottom of the well;
He swore by God
He'd gone to hell.

6. He jumped in the fire
An' scorched his hand;
If he ain't in a hot place
I'll be damned.

7. Love you fur a nickel,
Love you fur a dime;
Lulu, get your hair cut
Just like mine.

This is also from the FCBCNCF. The annotation for this one includes:

A medley, as are so many of the traditional songs of the Southern mountains. Since our text was published in 1909 Henry has reported a briefer version from Avery county (Journal of American Folklore). Perrow (JAFL) prints a song from Kentucky containing our first stanza with "Dad's old lip" for "my old ad" and suggests that our "ad " should be "dad" - the granddaddy of all fish.

"Lulu" Reported in JAFL (1909) by Louise Rand Bascom from the mountain country of North Carolina. Miss Bascom notes that the last two lines are "like the popular song which used to be sung everywhere,
      Johnny get you hair cut.
      Johnny get you hair cut,
      Johnny get you hair cut,
      Just like mine."

rich r

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