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harpgirl Lyr Add: Old Grampus (2) Lyr Add: Old Grampus 05 Jun 05


OLD GRAMPUS
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This song comes from Mississippi and is sometimes known as "Old Pompey".

Old Grampus is dead and under the ground,
Under the ground, under the ground,
Old Grampus is dead and under the ground,
Hi-o, hi-o, hi-o.

There is an apple tree over his grave,
Over his grave, over his grave,
There is an apple tree over his grave,
Hi-o, hi-o, hi-o.

The apples began to ripen and fall
Ripen and fall, ripen and fall
The apples began to ripen and fall,
Hi-o, hi-o, hi-o.

There was an old lady a-picking them up,
Picking them up, picking them up
There was an old lady a picking them up,
Hi-o, hi-o, hi-o.

Old Grampus raised up and gave her a knock,
Gave her a knock, gave her a knock,
Old Grampus raised up and gave her a knock,
Hi-o, hi-o, hi-o.

And made her go walking off hippity hop,
Hippity hop, hippity hop,
And made her go walking off hippity hop
Hi-o, hi-o, hi-o.

Folksongs of Mississippi , AP Hudson, Chapel Hill UofNC Press, 1936.


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