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Thread #54759   Message #850623
Posted By: MMario
19-Dec-02 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: GIMME DE BANJO
(From the singing of William Laurie)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman - p 45)

Oh, dis is de day we pick on de ban-jo
[Dance, gal, gom-me de ban-jo!]

oh, dat ban-jo, dat tal-la-tal-la-wan-go

oh dat ban-jo, dat se-ben-string ban-jo

I was only one an' twenty

Ah was sent to shcool fer to be a scholar!

Nah cikkar was stuff, an Ah could not swaller.

Oh, dere's mah book, down on de table

An' you kin read it if you're able

NOTE:Three variants are given for the verse