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Owlkat Lyr Add: When The Old Dun Cow Caught Fire (10) RE: TuneAdd:When The Old Dun Cow Caught Fire 03 Nov 99

I'm really sorry it came out so goofy. I thought I'd typed it in properly, and it came out all woogly, and spigglified, and crunched together. Yes, I know capitals are for yelling. I usually type lyrics in upper case because I can see them better when I play the songs. My eyes are tired, I cannot see... More, you say? Okay. Well, Chris Simmons is the guy who collected it for the book I got it out of years ago. It might have been an old reprint from Singout.(all bow in the direction of Mecca, do the secret mason's handshake, and spit twice) I'm tempted to believe that this is the original text, and the version people now sing are vernacularized to reflect the idioms used now. For instance, the line that goes, "I had to take my trousers off, I thought that should 'croak'. I don't get it. Also the line "someone said to Macintyre" is different than the line "somebody shouted Macintyre". Is there an ethnomusicologist in the house? Anyway, there it is. Rave on Mart.

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