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BOIL THEM CABBAGE DOWN   [A]   Traditional


 


Boil them cabbage down, boys,
Bake that hoecake brown
Only song that I can sing is
Boil them cabbage down.


 


Raccoon has a bushy tail,
Possum's tail is bare.
Rabbits got no tail at all but a little
Bunch o' hair.


 


Raccoon and the possum,
Racin' cross the prairie.
Raccoon ask the possum,
Did she want to marry.



Boil them cabbage down, boys,
Bake that hoecake brown
Only song that I can sing is
Boil them cabbage down.


 


Possum up a 'simmon tree,
Raccoon on the ground,
Raccoon say to the possum,
Shake them 'simmons down?



Jaybird died of the whoopin' cough,
Sparrow died of the colic.
'Long come a frog with a fiddle on his back
Inquirin' his way to the frolic.



Boil them cabbage down, boys,
Bake that hoecake brown
Only song that I can sing is
Boil them cabbage down.