Boll weevil; Have you heard the latest, the latest of the song,; Just lookin' for a home,
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Parker, Bob; Bulloch, George
Descriptionvoice Coll. by Parler In folklore class Bob Parker Fort Smith, Ark George Bulloch Marianna, Ark. August 20, 1958 Reel 363, Item 5 The Boll Weevil (This was sent to me by my mother in Marianna, and it's one she heard from Negroes down there. GB) (We made up the tune. BP) Have you heard the latest, the latest of the song, About them little boll weevils, picked up both feet and gone? Just lookin' for a home, Just lookin' for a home, Just lookin' for a home, Just lookin' for a home. The weevil is a little black bug From Mexico, they say, He come to try the... And thought he'd better stay. (Refrain.) First time al seen the boll weevil He was settin' on the square, The next time I seed the boll weevil He had his family there. (Refrain.) First time I seed the boll weevil He was on the Western plains, The next time I seed the boll weevil He had hopped that Memphis train. (Refrain.) Farmer took the boll weevil And buried him in sand, The boll weevil said to the farmer, I'll stand it like a man. (Refrain.) Farmer took the boll weevil And left him on the ice, Boll weevil said to the farmer, It's mighty cool and nice. (Refrain.) moreThe Boll Weevil Reel 363, Item 5 Continued Farmer took little weevil And laid him in paris-green, Thank you, Mr. Farmer, The best I've ever seen. (Refrain.) Boll weevil says to the farmer,...
Parler, Mary Celestia
1958 08 20
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