Betsy Jones Fayetteville, Ark Joy Stewart Fayetteville, Ark August 20, 1958
Reel 363, Item 8
Old Si Hubbard
(Learned from Mr. Ray Adams of Fatetteville.)
One morning in summer, I believe in May,
When old Si Hubbard to me did say,
"I hear the circus is coming to town Suppose we go and see the ground."
So we sold our barley, oats, and corn,
In fact, we most cleaned out the barn.
And went right quick and got a suit,
With a high plug hat and red-topped boots.
And when that circus got to town
Me and Si was the first ones on the ground.
Says Si to me, "Let's go get tight,
And tear down the tent and raise a fight."
"No ni,"said I, "We'll raise no feud,
You see I'm afraid of old Hey Rube."
So Si bought us some red lemonade And goober peas, for which I paid
"Four dollars please, now, Rube,go way For the sideshow we'll be late."
So we paid that critter like a darn fool ...
And off to the sideshow we did rush,
And when we got in, the sights we seen Were enough to turn Si's whiskers green.
There was a tattooed man all covered with ink And a dog-face boy called "Missing Link."
One sight made Si fairly shake
Was a great big sleepy looking snake.
He whipped out his jackknife real quick And up that snake's side he did rip.
Coll. by Parler In folklore class
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