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Thread #52945   Message #813044
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
28-Oct-02 - 08:21 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNNY BOOKER
I was wondering about the Mister Booger (Randolph) Johnny Booker connection to Johnson Boys. Here are two sets of lyrics (the Copusin Emmy set is in the DT):


I saw an old man come walkin' by
I said, "Old man, your hog's gonna die"
Says," If he dies, I'll eat the meat
And give Johnny Booker the head and the feet."

chorus: Do, Johnny Booker, oh do, do me do
       Do, Johnny Booker, oh do.

Old Johnny Booker is a fine old man
Washed his face in an old tin can
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel,
Died with a toothache in his heel.

Johnny Booker: From Max Hunter Collection

VERSE 1: I drove down to Lickburg town
I broke my yoke to th collar of th ground
Drove from there to ole Ike's shop
I hallered at my driver an' told 'em t' stop
Do, Johnny Booker won't you help this nigger
Do, Johnny Booker, do.

There's a connection with Old Dan Tucker but any connection to Johnson Boys here? Does anyone have lyrics for Mister Booger?
Anyone have "Kentucky Boys" by Joe Hicks?