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Old Dan Tucker

Well I come to town the other night
I heard the noise and saw the fight
The watchman he was running around
Yelling "Old Dan Tucker has come to town."

Chorus
Get out the way, old Dan Tucker
You've come too late to get your supper
Get out the way, old Dan Tucker
You've come too late to get your supper

Now old Dan Tucker is come to town
Riding a billy goat leading a hound
Hound dog bark and the billy goat jump
Landed Dan Tucker on top of the stump

Now old Dan Tucker is come to town
Swinging the ladies 'round and 'round
First to the right and then to the left
Then to the girl that he loves best

Now old Dan Tucker he got drunk
Fell in the fire and kicked up a chunk
Red hot coal got in his shoe
And oh my lawd how the ashes flew


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