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Thread #37834   Message #529258
Posted By: masato sakurai
16-Aug-01 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown
Subject: Lyr Add: RUFUS RASTUS JOHNSON BROWN
Here's another one from a 1927 book:

Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown,
What you goin' to do when the rent comes 'round?
What you goin' to say? How you goin' to pray?
You'll never have a bit of sense till Judgment Day;
You know, I know, rent means dough,
Landlord's goin' to put us in the snow,
Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown,
What you goin' to do when the rent comes round?

(Source) Sigmund Spaeth, Read 'Em and Weep: The Songs You Forgot to Remember (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927, p. 231)