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Thread #4743   Message #26448
Posted By: Paul Stamler
24-Apr-98 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Hogseye Man
Subject: RE: Hogseye Man : words and query
There are also inland versions, from river men; one chorus is "Railroad nigger with a hogeye".

There's also a fiddle tune from the Ozark Mountains (southern Missouri, northern Arkansas) with the chorus:

Row the boat ashore with a hogeye, hogeye
Row the boat ashore with a hogeyed man.

This song has floating verses; a couple include:

I went down to New Orleans
Sat me down to the table
Got so full of that hogeyed meat
The grease ran out my navel

I would not marry a schoolteacher
Tell you the reason why
She blows her nose in old corn bread
And calls it chicken pie

Peace. Paul