Sung by: Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Ash
Recorded in Mountain View, AR 7/26/63
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My best girl has gone away;
Hope to the land she's gone to stay,
I got a girl in five cent town;
She got on the merry-go-round.
The merry-go-round, it went so slow,
Throwed my girl out in the snow.
It skinned her knee and her elbow;
It skinned her knee and her elbow.
Throwed my gal out in the snow,
And skinned her knee and her elbow.
Rippity tarrity boom-de-ay.
I had a cow that give such milk,
I dress her in the finest silk.
Milk her forty times a day,
And shout for the boys to get out of my way.
(Chorus, with last line this time being "Ta-ra-rara-boom-de-ay.")
Had an old rooster;
He wouldn't say his prayers.
Kept singing a little tune
To the hens upstairs.
Had an old cow
And I bought her last June.
I caught her in the cornfield
A-winking at the moon.
Ribbity tarrity boom-de-ay.