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Lyr Add: Tocowa

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STATE OF ARKANSAS
THE STATE OF ARKANSAW


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harpgirl 28 Jun 04 - 11:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Tocowa
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jun 04 - 11:03 PM

Tocowa

I started for Arkansas one early morn in June;
I landed in Sulpher Springs one Saturday afternoon.
Up stepped a walking skeleton, presentin me his paw,
Inviting me to his hotel, "the best in Tocowa."

I rose next morning early to meet an early train.
He said "Young man, you'd better stay. I have some land to drain.
I'll give you a dollar and a half a day, your board and washing all.
You'll find you are a different man when you leave Tocowa."

He fed me corn dodgers as hard as any rock.
Untill my knees began to shake, my teeth began to knock.
I got so thin on sassafras tear I could hide behind a straw.
Indeed I was a different man when I left Tocowa.

Text secured by Mr. Sanford R. Hughston from a pupil in the Courtland (Mississippi) High School. First published in AP Hudson "Ballads and Songs from Mississippi," Journal, XXXIX, 161 with a note to the effect that Mr. Hughston thought the song originated in Panola County.

This is a variant of The State of Arkansas mentioned elsewhere but I didn't find text, so included it. harpy

See Cox's "Arkansas Traveleer" No 52; Finger's Sailor Chanties and Cowboy Songs, pp. 52-54 and Lomax's "The State of Arkansas"   Folksongs of Mississippi, AP Hudson


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