HI JIM ALONG JOSIE
Sung by: Mr. F.E. Ash
Recorded in Mountain View, AR 7/26/63
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Falls in the arms of James or Joe.
(Comment by Mr. Ash: "I got it started too high.")
Chorus: Hi Jim along, Jim along Josie.
Hi Jim along, Jim along Joe.
Any pretty girl here hasn't got a beau,
Just fall in the arms of James or Joe.
(Mr. Ash: "What's some of the verses, now? I can't think of them."
Dr. Wolf: "Hung my jawbone . . .")
Hung my jawbone on the tree,
And the girls wouldn't let my jawbone be.
Had a little red wagon painted blue . . .
(Dr. Wolf: "Had an old cow.")
Had an old cow, and I milked her in a gourd.
Every time she kicked, I slapped her with a board.
Had a little dog, and he hadn't any sense,
The darn little fool kept barking at the fence.
(Mr. Ash: "I knew a lot of verses, but I just can't recall them right off hand.")
(This is followed by an unidentified harmonica tune.)
Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #574, "Jim Along Josie."