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Posted By: GUEST,GUEST, James Barker
12-Mar-14 - 07:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Way Down Yonder on Beaver Creek
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Way Down Yonder on Beaver Creek
Regarding the Piankatank River, Virginia, version, I heard it as, " 'way down yonder, on the Piankatank, a bullfrog jumped from bank to bank, 'cause there wasn't nothing better for to do. Well, he stubbed his toe and he fell into the water and you could have heard the splash for a mile and a quarter if there wasn't nothing better for to do."

This was (a folksong?) sung by a man on a record played for us by our music teacher in public school, late 1950s-early 1960s. I wish I could remember the artist's and album's names.