THE RACCOON'S TAIL
(KITTY, CAINT YOU COME ALONG, TOO?;
THE RACCOON HAS A BUSHY TAIL)
Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 7/15/52
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The possum tail is bare.
The rabbit's got no tail at all,
But a little bitty bunch of hair.
Chorus: Getting out of the way of the Federals, boys,
And getting out of the way of the Federals, boys,
Getting out of the way of the Federals, boys,
And I hardly think it fair.
The raccoon, he's a-chopping wood,
The possum, he's a-hauling,
Rabbit's in the dining room,
A-cooking for the balling.
Possum up a 'simmon tree,
The raccoon on the ground.
The raccoon says, "You son of a gun,
Throw them 'simmons down."
Also found in Randolph, Vol. II, #260, "Kitty, Caint You Come Along Too?"; Brown, Vol. III, #163, "The Raccoon Has a Bushy Tail."