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PHJim Folk songs about floods? (51* d) Lyr Add: MR. NOAH (Dave Van Ronk) 19 Feb 20


The Dave Van Ronk Folksinger LP had this one:

MR. NOAH

Oh, Mister Noah; oh, Mister Noah,
May I take a ride in the ark of the Lord?
'Cause it's gettin' mighty dark, gonna rain mighty hard.
Doodly do, doodly do, doodly doodly doodly doodly doodly do!

Oh, no, you can't, sir; oh, no, you can't, sir.
No, you may not ride in the ark of the Lord
Though it's gettin' mighty dark an' gonna rain mighty hard.
Doodly do, doodly do . . .

Well, go to the devil, sir; well, go to the devil, sir.
You may go to the devil in your darned old scow
'Cause you know darn well it won't rain anyhow.
Doodly do, doodly do . . .

Well, listen, young feller; well, listen, young feller,
That's the bluff of your life 'cause you know darn well
It's sprinklin' now, gonna rain like hell.
Doodly do, doodly do . . .


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