LITTLE BROWN JUG
Sung by: Mrs. Russell Vaughan
Recorded in Memphis, TN
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In a little hut we called our home.
She loved gin and I loved rum,
I tell you what, we had some fun.
Chorus: Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee.
My and my wife and a bobtail dog,
Crossed the creek on a hickory log.
She fell in and I got wet,
Clung to the little brown jug, you bet.
When I go toiling on my farm,
Take little brown jug on my arm.
Yes, she is so near my nose,
I tip her up, and down she goes.
If I had a cow that’d give such milk,
I’d dress her in the finest silk.
I’d feed her on the finest hay,
Milk her forty times a day.
(Chorus, sung twice)
Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #408; Brown, Vol. III, #33; Belden, p. 261.