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Rabbit in the Log [core]

There's a rabbit in the log and I ain't got my dog
How will I get him, I 5 know
I'll 1 get me a briar and I'll twist it in his hair
That's how I'll 5 get him, I 1 know.

Refrain:I 4 know (I know), I 1 know (I surely know)
That's how I'll get him, I 5 know
I'll 1 get me a briar and I'll twist it in his hair
That's how I'll 5 get him, I 1 know

I'll build me a fire and I'll cook that old hare
Roll him in the flames and make him brown
Have a feast here tonight while the moon's shining bright
Just find myself a place to lie down

I'm going down the track with a chicken on my back
The soles on my shoes are nearly gone
Just a little ways ahead there's an old farmer's shed
That's where I'll rest my weary bones

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Available in these books:

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Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
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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