He Went to Sleep - the Hogs Ate Him (Stanley Brothers) cho: Oh! he went to sleep and the hogs eat 'im Hogs eat 'im, Hogs eat 'im He went to sleep and the hogs eat 'im Now pa's gone forever Forever, Forever, Forever, Forever Now pa's gone forever. He never worked a day in his life Left that for his lovin' wife The way my paw did it was a shame At harvest time he'd stay in the shade Find a spot and down he laid But we all loved 'im just the same. He loved to spin big tall yarns Pa would tell 'em from dusk to dawn He would only stop awhile to eat About that civil war he'd tell Then let out a rebel yell Then pa'd get tired and go to sleep. He watched us work from where he set He watched so hard he'd work up a sweat At this my pa was hard to beat He couldn't work, he got too fat He supervised from where he sat Then pa'd get tired and go to sleep. Recorded: Folk Concert-Stanley Brothers/1976 Gusto SK-834 GG APR99
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