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Thread #99032   Message #4093325
Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Feb-21 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs about Rabbits
Subject: Lyr Add: RABBIT IN THE PEA PATCH (Pickard Family)
RABBIT IN THE PEA PATCH
As recorded by The Pickard Family on Jewel (5508-B) and Banner (S-6283-B), 1928.

CHORUS: Rabbit in the pea patch pickin’ out peas.
Rabbit in the pea patch pickin’ out peas.
Get away rabbit, get away, please.
Thought I heard that chicken sneeze. REPEAT.

Listen folks did you ever hear
Story ‘bout ol’ farmer Greer?
Planted a pea patch ten mile wide.
That pea patch was the old man’s pride.
Worked it ‘cause his hair was gray
From early morn till close of day.
Rabbit got in and couldn’t get ‘im out.
Ever’body heard the old man shout. CHORUS

Ol’ Miss Rabbit had a mighty habit
Flittin’ in the garden an’ eatin’ those cabbage.
Behind that hen-house on my knees
Thought I heard that chicken sneeze.
Rabbit run, rabbit true.
Rabbit’s story’s changin’ too.
Nothin’ but the rooster sayin’ his prayers,
Givin’ out a hymn an’ gettin’ upstairs. CHORUS


[There are other versions of RABBIT IN THE PEA PATCH posted in these old threads:
Lyr Req: Rabbit in the Pea Patch from 1999.
Lyr Add: Mistah Rabbit Patting rhyme from 2007.