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I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground

I wish I was a 5 mole in the 1 ground
Yes, I wish I was a 4 mole in the 1 ground
If I'se a mole in the ground, I'd 4 root that mountain 1 down
And I wish I was a 5 mole in the 1 ground

Oh, Kimpy wants a nine-dollar shawl
Yes, Kimpy wants a nine-dollar shawl
When I come o'er the hill with a forty-dollar bill
'Tis "Baby, where you been so long?"

I been in the bend so long
Yes, I been in the bend so long
I been in the bend with the rough and rowdy men
'Tis "Baby, where you been so long?"

Oh it's Kimpy, let your hair roll down
Little Kimpy, let your hair roll down
Let your hair roll down, and your bangs curl around
Kimpy, let your hair roll down

I don't like them railroad men
No, I don't like them railroad men
'Cause a railroad man he'll kill you when he can
And drink up your blood like wine

I wish I was a lizard in the spring
Yes, I wish I was a lizard in the spring
If I'se a lizard in the spring, I'd hear my darling sing
An' I wish I was a lizard in the spring

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com