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Lyr Add: Darby's Ram (Grandpa Jones)

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DALBY RAM
DERBY RAM
DERBY TOWN
DIDN'T HE RAMBLE
THE DERBY RAM (4)
THE DERBY RAM (6)
THE DERBY RAM (sailor's)


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cnd 21 Sep 15 - 04:37 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Grandpa Jones' version--Darby's Ram
From: cnd
Date: 21 Sep 15 - 04:37 PM

So, you can use Max's magic multi site tool to search for "Darby's Ram," and as far as I searched I couldn't find any version with lyrics matching Grandpa Jones'. It's interesting to see how many version of this song there are. This site attributes the song to "A. Delmore / Louis Jones."

Darby's Ram
(A. Delmore / Louis Jones)

Ol' Darby lived across the creek, and when 'e told a tale
Ev'ry minner in that creek was big as Jonah's whale
My daddy had an ol' buck sheep, and then you'd hear him say
One of the finest rams, sir, that ever fed on hay
Well 'e had four feet to walk, sir, and 'e had four feet to stand
Ev'ry foot he had, sir, would cover an acre of land

Oh, wa'n't he a big one, boys
Wa'n't he a big one, boys
Wa'n't he a big one, boys
Before they cut 'im down

Now the wool that growed on that ram's side reached to the ground
And it sold to Mistah Johnson for fourteen hundred pound
The wool that growed on that ram's back reached up to the sky
The eagles built their nest there for I heard their young ones' cry

Oh, wa'n't he a big one, boys
Wa'n't he a big one, boys
Wa'n't he a big one, boys
Before they cut 'im down

Now this ol' ram, he had a horn, an' it reached up to the moon
A man went up in January and he never got back 'til June
Now the butcher man that cut him down was washed away in the blood
And the little boy that held the bowl went drownin' the flood

Oh, wa'n't he a big one, boys
Wa'n't he a big one, boys
Wa'n't he a big one, boys
Before they cut 'im down

You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gpiDhH4nDQ


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