Mudcat Café message #3345765 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #312   Message #3345765
Posted By: GUEST,mthrtckr57
01-May-12 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roaches and Bedbugs?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roaches and Bedbugs?
The version my Mother sang to me was:

One day when I got hungry
I would not beg or steal
I went to Mrs. K's house
and asked her for a meal.
I looked at her
She looked at me
She thought I was a Thief
She took me in
She set me down
She would not let me eat.

The dog was on the Table
The pig behind the door
the Baby's foot was in the soup
and I won't go there no more.

I woke up in the morning
and gazed upon the wall
the roaches, land the bedbugs
were having a game of ball.
The score was 19-20
the bedbugs were ahead
the roaches hit a home run,
and knocked me out of bed.

I went down stairs to breakfast
the toast was hard as nails
the coffee taste like tobacco juice
the kind they serve in jail
the pig was on the table
the dog behind the door
the baby's foot was in the soup
and I won't go there no more.

I just want to find out the name of this particular version. I'm also looking for a song about Mr Johnny Baker. (grinds cats & dogs into sausages), and the ballad of Barbara Allen, and Sweet William.
Last Lyric
"A rose grew on Sweet William's grave, a rose on Barbara Allen's.
They grew, and grew to steeple high, and they could grow no higher, and there they tied in a lovers knot. The rose around the bryer