Sung by: Mrs. Martin
Recorded in Banner, AR 8/27/63

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A billy goat was feeling fine;
He ate six red shirts from off Sal’s line.
Sal took a stick and broke his back
And tied him to the railroad track.

A fast express was drawing nigh.
That goat was doomed, but not to die.
He gave three shrieks in rage and pain,
Coughed up those shirts and flagged the train.

Also found in Brown, Vol. III, #514.

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