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Tell Poor Lou I'm Gone (Nigger Lou) cho: Tell poor Lou I'm gone, (You'll get no supper here,) Tell poor Lou I'm gone, (You'll get no supper here,) Law! Law, my pretty gal You'll get no supper here. Beefsteak and mutton ham Little bit of sorghum too; Any one man that can stomach all that Does a little more than I can do. chorus: Eighteen horses in my team, Leader he is blind; Everywhere I drive that team Got a pretty girl on my mind. chorus: Eighteen miles of mountain road Sixteen miles of sand; Ever I travel this road again, Gonna be a married man. chorus: Awfullest sight, ever I seen Two old cats a-fightin'; One hollered out: "That's no fair fight 'Cause t'other old thing's a-bitin'. chorus: Coffee grows on white-oak trees Rivers flow with brandy; Old folks live on bread and cheese And the gals are sweet as candy. chorus: Collected from Rufus Crisp, Palmer Crisp in Allen, KY 1953. Note: Rufus thought it was a minstrel show tune. RG
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