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Thread #126210 Message #3776702
Posted By: GUEST,Roland Roth
04-Mar-16 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'As I went down the new-cut road...'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'As I went down the new-cut road...'
My farmer grandfather of German Mennonite ancestry in east Arkansas via Illinois sang it something like this, which appears to be a combination of more than one tune./ When I taught it to my kids and grandkids, I replaced a racial term in Granpa's version with donkey.
I have used phonetic spelling for some nonsense words.
As I went down the new-cut road,
I met a donkey and a toad.
Sing sum kitty once a kighmeo.
Kee-mo kigh-mo, there I was.
Come a hee; come a hi, come a ho.
Come a rumma-stitch, sack back billy,
nip cat sing some kitty, once a kime-e-o.