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A Trip on the Erie You can talk of your picnics and trips on the lake, But a trip on the Erie you bet takes the cake! With the beef steak as tough as a fighting dog's neck, And the flies playing tag with the cook on the deck. cho: Haul in your towlines and take in ther slack Take a reef in your britches and straighten your back, Mind what I tell you and don't you forget To tap the mules gently when the cook's on the deck. Now the cook she's a daisy, she's dead gone on me With her fiery read head, and she's twice twenty-three She's knpck-kneed and freckled, a dumpling and a pet And we use her for a headlight at night on the deck. From Traditional American Folk Songs, Anne and Frank Warner Collected from John Galusha, 1941 RG oct96
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