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Thread #4092   Message #3379757
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Hanson
22-Jul-12 - 12:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ole Swenson (parody of Davy Crockett)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ole Swenson (parody of Davy Crockett)
Ballad of Ole Svenson (King of the great north woods)
written by Yogi Yorgesson. (Harry Stewart)

Born in Minnesota many years ago
Way op North where the tall Sveeds grow
Fingers like bananas and a neck like a tree
He was tending bar at the age of three

Ole, Ole Svenson King of the great north woods

When he was a boy it has been said
he made a yo yo from a hunk of lead
Ole never shot any buffalo
He just knocked them silly with his lead yoyo

Ole, Ole Svenson King of the great north woods

Ole chewed tobacco 4 plugs at once
sixty pounds last about two months
He could knock the horns off a big bull moose
With one little squirt of tobacco juice

Ole, Ole Svenson King of the great north woods

Ole had a girl friend ya indeed
half soux indian and other half swede
the Sioux all liked her and swedes did to
So Ole called her his big swede sioux

Ole, Ole Svenson King of the great north woods

Ole's girl fought in the indian war
Road with Calvary a year or more
Captured many times by an indian pack
Scalped three times but her hair grew back

Ole, Ole Svenson King of the great north woods

At ninety Ole left his camping grounds
He walked from Fargo to Puget sound
They gave him a boat, his last request
And he followed the haring of into the west

Ole, Ole Svenson King of the great north woods