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Weevily Wheat From all over. This version collected by RG from an "heroic monotone" named Alan Shulman in 1953. I don't want none of your weevily wheat I don't want none of your barley, I want some flour and half an hour To bake a cake for Charlie. Charlie's neat and Charlie's sweet And Charlie, he's a dandy, He loves to hug and kiss the girls And feed them sugar candy. Over the river and through the trees Over the river to Charlie, Over the river to feed my sheep On buckwheat cakes and barley. Coffee grows on white oak trees Rivers flow with brandy, I've got a pretty little blue-eyed gal Sweet as 'lasses candy. Mama's gone to Harlem town Papa's gone to Dover, Sister's wore her slippers out A-kickin Charlie over. Take her by her lily-white hand Lead her like a pigeon, Make her dance the weevily wheat 'Til she loses her religion. Recorded by Raphael Boguslav Another version sung by Gordon Bok RG
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