WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY
Sung by: Mrs. W.B. Apple
Recorded in Huff, AR 1/1/62
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When I was a little boy just began to . . . (?),
Had six horses all in a row.
Chorus: Come a vee-vie-veddle,
On my jack-jack straddle,
I’m a little boy under the bloom.
Trade my horses off for a cow,
Ain’t that a pretty thing to milk now.
Trade my cow off for a goose,
Ain’t that a pretty thing to put on the roost.
Trade my goose off for a hen,
Ain’t that a pretty thing to put in a pen.
Trade my hen off for a mouse,
Set his tail afire and burnt up the house.
Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #357, “When I Was a Little Boy”; Brown, Vol. II, #196, “Swapping Songs.”