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Lyr Req: Old Rattler (Leadbelly)

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Loisaida King 31 Aug 99 - 02:53 AM
Joe Offer 31 Aug 99 - 03:20 AM
Barry Finn 31 Aug 99 - 07:00 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 22 Jan 02 - 02:29 PM
GUEST 29 Apr 09 - 06:29 PM
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Subject: Old Rattler -Lead Belly
From: Loisaida King
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 02:53 AM

Can anyone send me the lyric for "Old Rattler" by Lead Belly? I'm not a native English speaker, and that song (accent) is beyond my... I just can't understand what he's singing (saying)... I asked my friends here in NYC but they don't understand it either. Than


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Rattler -Lead Belly
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 03:20 AM

Hi, Loisida - Click here for a previous thread on the song, and I think you'll get the lyrics you're looking for.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD RATTLER
From: Barry Finn
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 07:00 PM

Here's a flatweeding (any work done with a hoe) version that should be near what Leadbelly would've sung or hear while on a work gang.

Ol Rattler was the Walker's dog
Here Rattler here
He'd swim the Braz' or walk a log
Here Rattler here

Ol Rattler come tipping through the morning dew
Here Rattler here
Captain's mad & the sargent too
Here Rattler here

Ol Rattler here's a marrowbone
You can eat it you can leave it lone

I don't want no marrowbone
I just want the man that's long gone

Ol Rattler turned round & round
He's on the man that's long gone

Ol Rattler bit him on the heel
You otta hear that man squeal

Here Ol Rattler
Here Ol Rattler

Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Rattler -Lead Belly
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 02:29 PM

More versions of Old Rattler Here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Rattler -Lead Belly
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 09 - 06:29 PM

I only remember only one verse or chorus, maybe, that went like this:

Rattler was a blind ole dog, as blind as he could be, but every night at suppertime, I believe that dog could see.

Here Rattler, here here
Here Rattler here
Call The Rattler from the barn, here Rattler here.

That's all I can remember. Do you know the song?

Thanks,
Sue


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